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Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, and embarking on motherhood marks an important milestone. Yet, alarming racial disparities in maternal mortality rates can also bring a sense of fear to Black women. A study conducted by the CDC indicated that Black mothers die from pregnancy-related causes at a rate 3.2 times that of white women. This
The Latinx community remains one of the fastest-growing minority populations in the U.S. Sadly, they have also historically been the largest uninsured demographic in America — with nearly 40% of the Latinx population living without health insurance. These numbers make it clear that Latino-Americans have suffered from a grave, yet largely ignored, public health crisis
It is no secret that childbirth and pregnancy are hard. Especially for mothers navigating pregnancy for the first time. But what about childbearing fathers? Yes, men can give birth too. For Transgender men and other Queer birthing people, pregnancy and childbirth look extremely different. The varied birthing options that exist for LGBTQ+ communities create unique
Racism and unconscious bias have been directly linked to the unconscionably high rates of Black maternal mortality and morbidity, as well as the racial disparities in infant deaths.
Last year, a study put a horrifying number to the epidemic: Black people in America are over three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than white people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.