Maternal Mortality

African Americans and Maternal Mortality

The mortality rate of African Americans is higher than that of white women. However, researchers believe that differences in health conditions between groups may cause this difference. Factors such as...

Black doulas combat the maternal mortality crisis

According to the CDC, Black babies are twice as likely to die before reaching their first birthday than White babies. Because of the discrepancies, more women of color are now seeking help from Black ...

COVID-19 Is Making Black Maternal Mortality Worse | NowThis

‘If Amber was white, she would still be here today’ — This father lost his partner during childbirth at the height of COVID-19. Now he’s fighting to raise awareness about the racial inequality Black w...

Why are black women ‘five times more likely to die in childbirth’? BBC Stories

According to a recent study from a group that look at the causes of maternal deaths, stillbirths and infant deaths, black women in Britain are five times more likely to die as a result of complication...

Midwives, Maternal Mortality, and the Black Experience of Birth | Tammi McKinley | TEDxGreatMills

Why is maternal mortality higher among black american women? Tammi McKinley discusses the beneficial role of midwives and their personal connection with the family. Tammi L. McKinley, M.P.A, Certified...

City Planning’s Role in Black Maternal Mortality | Gabriella Nelson | TEDxPhiladelphia

What does it mean to be a good neighbor to Black mothers who are experiencing the brunt of America’s maternal mortality crisis? What we do for a living and how we live our lives contributes to e...

Black Mothers Matter: Racism and Childbirth in America (highlights)

Why are black women three to four times more likely to die after giving birth than white women? Panelists included Amy Holden Jones, co-creator and showrunner for Fox’s “The Resident”...

The fight to end Texas’ high maternal mortality rate

Texas made headlines in 2016 after a study claimed the state had the worst maternal mortality rate in the developed world. The study’s numbers turned out to be inflated, but Texas still has one ...

Closing the maternal mortality gap and improving outcomes for mothers

The disturbing data that show that black women are three to four times as likely to die from pregnancy causes as white women, even when they are more educated than their white counterparts. What facto...

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