BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) In 2020,
There are 19.1 deaths for 100,000 live births for white women, and 18.2 deaths per 100,000 live births for Hispanic women compared to 55.3 deaths per 100,000 live births for black women.
What is also shocking is that these numbers have increased year over year from 2018 numbers of 13.7 deaths for 100,000 live births for white women, compared to 40 deaths per 100,000 live births for black women.
But what are some of the factors contributing to these debilitating statistics?
Dr. Neel Shah, assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and an OB-GYN at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston (ELLE, 8/12/19)
BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH WEEK 2023
There is so much to learn, discuss and do about this very important issue! We want to share some of the most recent news and encourage you to join us during Black Maternal Health Week 2023 April 11-17th, as we strive to amplify the voices of black mommies and raise awareness of the health injustices that we experience.
Black moms are having an obvious different experience than our counterparts, it is time to uncover why and what we can do about it.
SHARE YOUR BIRTHING WHILE BLACK STORY
#BlackMaternalHealthWeek was founded by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance and part of National Minority Health Month, runs through April 17. Learn more about how you can get involved here.