To disrupt and illuminate the inequity in maternal mortality rates among African American women through action, awareness, and advocacy.

Black women are three times more likely than White women to die during and after pregnancy. The Brown Egg addresses this disparity by providing a (whole)listic eco-system that empowers and protects the mother and the valuable brown egg she carries. By delivering accessible BIPOC-centered education, mothers, and mothers-to-be are equipped to pursue a safe and affirming maternity experience, nurtured by a nest where all brown eggs can safely develop and hatch. 

Our vision is a world where the (whole)listic experience of Black women’s maternal health is safe, empowered, and inclusive.

The Brown Egg exists to addresses this disparity between black and white women dying before during and after childbirth. The Brown Egg provides a (whole)listic eco-system that empowers and protects the mother and the valuable brown egg she carries. By delivering accessible BIPOC-centered education, Black women, mothers, and mothers-to-be are equipped to pursue a safe and affirming maternity experience, nurtured by a nest where all brown eggs can safely develop and hatch. As an organization it is our responsibility to provide Black mothers and mothers-to-be with resources to make informed decisions regarding their health; before, during and after childbirth. We are able to accomplish this mission through our whole-listic approach and our three charter programs.

Four N.E.S.T. pillars guide our mission, shape our services, and inform our approach. Each pillar centers on the importance of Black maternal wellness while connecting each individual experience to the global crisis in need of systemic change.

The Brown Egg provides women with a holistic ne(s)twork of care and solutions that promote equity and access to maternal wellness. The flagship Ne(s)twork of Care initiative is the Brown Bottoms & Bottles Bank, which provides mothers with critical baby supplies, including diapers, wipes, socks, blankets, t-shirts, pants, onesies, towels, and formula.

The Brown Egg provides a safe nest from which new mothers can launch. Through pre-and post-natal classes, self-care workshops, and education on Black female health, mothers are equipped to grow themselves, and their babies, with accurate health information.

The Brown Egg recognizes that change is needed at a systemic level to truly disrupt inequities in Black maternal health. Therefore, The Brown Egg is committed to increasing healthcare inequity awareness and championing policies, bills, and legislation that impact Black women.

True to our mission, The Brown Egg recognizes the importance of strategic partnerships in impacting Black maternal health outcomes. Therefore, the Brown Egg’s ne(s)twork includes active collaborations with mission-aligned groups and initiatives, including Inaugural City-Wide Baby Shower, Health Fairs, and Parenting and Baby Wellness events.

Total Woman A program whose primary focus is serving the complete woman, mind, body, and soul. Within this program, we address the health disparities specific to black women, such as heart disease, fibroids, and endometriosis as well as overall improvements to their health to ensure Black women are in optimal health before conceiving. Live and virtual events are held to teach women proper nutrition, mental health tools, and basic communication skills to advocate for themselves in doctor’s offices and medical facilities. We host panels with doctors, healthcare experts, and birth workers to discuss the needs of Black women before, during, and after childbirth.

Glow With The Flow serves elementary – college-age girls. We believe it is never too early to teach young girls who will eventually grow up to be women about the importance of healthy hygiene, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-advocacy. This program is designed to educate, equip, and empower young girls about their bodies. Our program focuses on the changes they will experience while going through puberty, specifically menstruation. Our goal is to provide them with information, resources, and feminine hygiene products to promote a healthy cycle and a healthy lifestyle. In our partner schools within Houston Independent School District, girls receive our signature period pouches containing feminine hygiene products, while our period pantry allows them to access additional products as needed.

The Brown Bottoms and Bottles Diaper Bank serves families of newborns to age 5 in the most underserved communities of Houston Texas. This program offers diapers, diapering supplies, and baby essentials. All new mothers signed up within our community can receive a baby bundle box, which includes everything a new mom needs for her baby’s first month of existence.

As a 501(c)3 organization, partnerships are vital to sustaining and growing our impact. Therefore, we welcome collaborations with mission-aligned individuals and groups who believe in our mission (link to mission) and N.E.S.T. pillars (link to pillars). The Brown Egg welcomes partners via skill and talent donation, financial support, and event co-sponsorship,

The Brown Egg is proud to offer data-informed research, education, and resources on various maternal health and wellness topics, all curated by clinicians and subject matter experts.  Explore topics including:

  • PCOS
  • Fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Heart Health (heart disease and blood pressure)
  • Infertility
  • Sexual Health
  • Mental Health
  • Wellness, Health, and Birth Affirmations
  • Wellness
  • Yoga Practice
  • Self-Care Strategies

The Brown Egg offers a robust calendar of virtual and in-person events and educational workshops. Follow and share our calendar, so you don’t miss an opportunity to engage!

The Brown Egg Blog is your source for relevant and current content on topics related to Black maternal health. Follow along as we illuminate best practices, advocacy work, research, and education that disrupt inequity in Black maternal health. Deepen your knowledge via our Resources link.

The Brown Egg is a resource for mothers, mothers-to-be, allies, service providers, organizations, advocates, policymakers, and YOU!  To learn about events, resources, and opportunities for involvement, please subscribe to our newsletter, The Nest, and follow us on social media!

Contact Us

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(832) 812-6446
4909 Bissonnet Street Suite 503
Bellaire, TX 77401