The Wider Image: Black mothers in the US speak of challenges and resilience
Chelsea Ward, 32, bathes Cai, one of her seven-month-old twins, as her four-year-old son looks on in Fords, New Jersey, U.S., January 13, 2023. For Ward, a nursing student who recently gave birth to twins, the state of Black maternal health in the United States is "inadequate." "It's challenging when you're fighting and advocating for your maternal health rights, and having to educate your peers as well," Ward said. Obtaining knowledge and self-advocating is key to making informed decisions, Ward added. REUTERS/Joy Malone SEARCH "MALONE MOTHERS DAY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.