Team Maternal Health, clockwise from top left: Janaya Greene, Camille Powell, Sarah Conway, Caroline Olsen and Emeline Posner [Photo: Max Herman/City Bureau]

Team Maternal Health, clockwise from top left: Janaya Greene, Camille Powell, Sarah Conway, Caroline Olsen and Emeline Posner [Photo: Max Herman/City Bureau]

What is The Cord?

The Cord is an ongoing project to deliver news and resources directly to pregnant women, mothers and anyone else who wants information for expecting moms in Chicago.

In April, we launched a free text-message service where you can receive links and resources directly to your phone. You can ask us what you’d like to know and tell us what you think those expecting should know.

Who are we? Sarah, Janaya, Camille and Emeline are reporters with City Bureau, a civic journalism lab based in Woodlawn.

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Win a #CoverMama Photo Shoot

Post your favorite photo of a Black mama or mama-to-be on Twitter or Instagram and tag @city_bureau to enter for a chance to win a special photo shoot! She’ll be featured on the cover of our June maternal health issue of Austin Weekly News.

Contest ends May 16. Winner will work with professional photographer to schedule and find location for the photo shoot. Winner will receive original files of photographs for personal use.