Author: Verónica Maria Pimentel

Meet Crisolita Figueiredo – A “Cabo Verdean to Know” Running for Pawtucket City Council Ward 1 Office

Crisolita Figueiredo is a “Cabo Verdean to Know.” Crisolita Figueiredo is running for Pawtucket City Council Ward 1 office. She is originally from Sal, Cabo Verde and immigrated to the United States in 1995. Married and a mom to 3 girls, she has been living in Pawtucket, Rhode Island for the past 23 years. Mrs. Figueiredo completed her Bachelor of Science in Sociology from the University of Rhode Island and is employed as an eligibility specialist for the State of Rhode Island at the Department of Human Services. I had the pleasure of asking her a few questions to allow...

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I am pregnant. I see posts about Black women dying from childbirth and I am scared.

Dear Dr. Vero,  I am 5 months pregnant and I am scared because I keep seeing stories on Facebook of Black women dying during or soon after childbirth.  What is going on? Scared Mom   Dear Scared Mom, These stories of mothers dying during and after childbirth are scary to read, especially when you are expecting a baby.  Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyful time, but it can also be stressful.  Reading these stories of moms dying from pregnancy-related problems will likely increase your stress level and prevent you from enjoying your pregnancy.  But, these stories can also...

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Dr. Veronica Maria Pimentel, MD, MS, FACOG


ACVB is a community men's basketball league, currently based in Boston & Brockton, that is in its infancy. The league/organization's mission is to integrate youth development activities through basketball clinics and other outreach programs provided by the league to the community.

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