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Listen To Your Doctor Or Your Spirit? New Memoir Chronicles A Mother’s Near Fatal First Pregnancy [EXCERPT] #BDOBookshelf

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Listen To Your Doctor Or Your Spirit? New Memoir Chronicles A Mother’s Near Fatal First Pregnancy [EXCERPT] #BDOBookshelf


When Angela Burgin Logan and husband Samson Logan welcomed their first child into the world, it was a miracle in more ways than one. After Angela began to experience mysterious and unusual symptoms during her pregnancy, the people closest to her – including her doctor – said it was all in her head. Don’t worry.

But in her case, mother really did know best.

Angela’s doctor failed to diagnose her with preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication that occurs in 5-8 percent of all pregnancies and is a leading cause of maternal deaths. The wife, mother, writer and health advocate chronicled and executive produced her traumatic story in a film, “Breathe,” which was featured on Netflix.

Now, she’s telling her story in an inspiring memoir,

Please read original article Listen To Your Doctor Or Your Spirit? New Memoir Chronicles A Mother’s Near Fatal First Pregnancy [EXCERPT] #BDOBookshelf posted on Healthy Black Girls on 14 March 2017 | 8:05 pm —

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The image of the butterfly has come to define the many expressions of the feminine black consciousness and for a good reason. The butterfly is the perfect articulation of the exquisite beauty of nature. Whether tiny or large, brightly colored or more subdued, the butterfly’s allure is undeniable. Each one displays its own unique patterns and hues, and no one species outshines any other.

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