Maternal Healthcare

As a result of our country’s healthcare disparities, Black women are far more likely to experience pregnancy-related complications and a lack of access to quality maternal care. According to the CDC, they are three to four times more likely than White women to die from pregnancy-related complications and three to four times more likely to suffer from severe disability resulting from childbirth.

 

During a time that should be joyful and exciting, Black expecting mothers too often encounter disparities that have a direct impact on the quality of care they receive.

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30 percent of workplace pregnancy discrimination were filed by Black women from 2011-2015

30 percent of Black mothers are both eligible for and able to afford to take unpaid leave under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act

It is imperative that Black families are set up for success from the very start.