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Ep 254: Maternal Disparities, How You Can Stay Safe, and How You Can Help

36m | Apr 16, 2024

This episode is being released during Black Maternal Health Week (April 11-17). Black Maternal Health Week was created by The Black Mamas Matter Alliance, a national coalition created to ensure all Black Mamas have the rights, respect, and resources to thrive before, during, and after pregnancy. 

In this episode you’re going to learn about pregnancy-related morbidity and mortality. Specifically, you’ll learn about the racial disparities in obstetric care as well as causes and solutions. You'll also learn how to keep yourself safe and how to help other pregnant people, too.


In this Episode, You’ll Learn About:

  • How maternal morbidity and mortality are defined
  • How many people die from pregnancy-related causes each year
  • How morbidity and mortality rates vary by race
  • Why focusing on Black Mamas is essential
  • How to interpret maternal data correctly
  • What the most common causes are of pregnancy-related death
  • What you can do to help


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Full website notes: drnicolerankins.com/episode254

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