Stories tagged: "maternal mortality"

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Pregnancy Is Now a Risk Factor for Severe COVID-19. Here’s How One Black Woman Is Handling It All.

Recent data found that pregnant Black and Hispanic women with COVID-19 are more likely to be hospitalized or admitted into the intensive care unit.

Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2020 serves to address Black maternal health crisis
Landmark Legislation Seeks to Reduce Black Maternal Health Risks

The Black Maternal Health Caucus unveiled a package of bills this week that aims to comprehensively improve health outcomes for Black mothers.

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Black Women Keep Dying in Childbirth. This Is How Michigan’s Governor Plans to Fix the Crisis.

In Detroit, for example, Black women are 4.5 times more likely to die than non-Hispanic white women. "This is a staggering disparity," Gov. Whitmer said last month.