The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, a rate which is readily acknowledged to be influenced by systemic issues facing women of color within healthcare. Of American women who die in childbirth, black women are 4x more likely to die than any other population group, and black infants are more than twice as likely to die as white infants. Prominent black female celebrities like Serena Williams and Beyonc√©¬†have recently spoken out about their experiences with maternity care and birth. Both women had severe complications during and after birth, and… Read More

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