Author: Mars Lord


What a way to end 2017. With the death of another beautiful black woman. An activist. A woman who shouted out her father’s dying words ‘I can’t breathe’. A young mother of two, one a baby born just a few short months ago.  She died of a heart attack. Her heart literally broke. A lifetime of micro aggressions, a father murdered by the police, a black mother of two birthing in a hospital where the high rate of black maternal, neonatal and postnatal deaths is beyond tragic. It’s a national disaster. “But Mars”, you say, “that’s America, and we...

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What is a Doula?

What is a Doula? I have, I believe, the best job in the world.  I have the privilege to walk beside women as they journey through pregnancy, birth and those early postnatal days. I am a doula. What, I hear you ask, is a doula? A doula is someone who gives women and their families, continuous support during her pregnancy, during the birth of her child(ren) and afterwards. This is within the mother’s home and wherever she chooses to birth. What does a doula do? A doula gives emotional and physical support. She does not give medical advice, nor...

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When it’s Twins.

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be excessively sick when you are pregnant with twins.  This is why it can come as a shock to some people when they arrive at the dating scan and find out that there is more than one baby to be seen.  Of course some parents already know that the chances of twins are high, due to IVF etc. One thing that we don’t tend to count on, on discovering our double blessing, is the wave of negativity that fills the air.  It hits us from all sides.  Health Care Professionals, family,...

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We are very proud to support this campaign.
A breastfeeding awareness campaign
1 March - 19 April 2018
Avenir Art is pleased to present #FEEDME, a photography exhibition by artists Agatha A. Nitecka and Robert Appleton of RÅN studio. #FEEDME, the second exhibition of the virtual gallery, features a series of women breastfeeding on the go, in public places across landmark locations in London including the V&A, Portobello Market, Brick Lane and Tate. Over a hundred mothers across the cultural and vibrant city volunteered to take part in this awareness campaign using their image to vocalise the positivity of public breastfeeding. The final selection represents the diversity of London with each mother varying in age and ethnicity and their children also ranging from two months to four years old.
#abueladoulas #normalisebreastfeeding #blackwomendobreastfeed #melaninpoppin #blacklovemagic

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