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
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.