Maternal Mortality

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U.S. Healthcare System Endangers Black Pregnant People of Undocumented Status

Shut out of the Affordable Care Act, they may not be able to access or afford prenatal care.

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Taja Lindley Turns Her Artistic Eye to Black Maternal Mortality

The New York City-based artist will center the voices of Black women who are often ignored by the health system.

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Racism Linked to High Maternal and Infant Mortality for Native Women

“We stopped keeping statistics on the number of Native moms and babies that are lost in our region; it was just too upsetting.”

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Senate Debates Bill That Could Save The Lives of Black Mamas

Watch as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing on the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2017.

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READ: Why Naming 'Race' As The Factor Behind Black Women's High Rates of Maternal Mortality Is Counterproductive

Ob-Gyn Dr. Joia Crear-Perry stresses that calling out racism is the only way to solve this health crisis.

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Maternal Mortality Rate in Texas Lower Than Believed, But Black Women's Numbers Remain Alarmingly High

A correction in data collection still confirms that Black pregnant Texans face disproportionate health dangers.

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[REPORT] Stress from Racism Linked to Maternal and Infant Mortality for Black Women

Reseachers investigate the impact of discrimination on the growing crisis.

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READ: Midwifery Is on the Rise in Native Communities

A new Rewire article explores the efforts to reintegrate traditional birthing practices in Native communities in the United States and Canada.

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Patrisse Cullors on What the Tax Bill Has to Do With Women of Color Dying in Childbirth

The senior fellow in maternal mortality at MomsRising and Black Lives Matter coufounder discusses how the tax bill may impact the reproductive health of women of color, particularly Black women. 

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READ: How Racism Makes Pregnancy Dangerous for Black Women

Black women are 300 percent more likely to die from pregnancy- and childbirth-related causes than White women.