Major Childbirth Complications More Likely for Black Women

Major Childbirth Complications More Likely for Black Women (consumer.healthday.com)

Black women have the highest risk of life-threatening birth complications in the United States, a new study finds.

Compared to whites, black women had a 70 percent higher rate of major birth problems, the University of Michigan researchers reported.

“Celebrities like Serena Williams who have shared their birth-related emergency stories publicly have drawn the national spotlight to the urgent need to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in care for women around the time of delivery,” said study lead author Dr. Lindsay Admon. She said studies like this one are needed to drive and target those changes…………

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2 responses to Major Childbirth Complications More Likely for Black Women

  1. Jaelin November 17th, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    It is a shame it takes an “almost” tragic event of a celebrity for us to pay any attention to this national disgrace. There is no reason why in this country this should be happening. I can tell you however, that while I worked in a hospital environment I witness subtle racism in the way that women of color were treated. They were, in many cases, not listened to or respected the way the white women patients were. I talked to my nurse supervisor about it and was told that it was in my head and not a problem. Again, because the differences in care were subtle it was very hard to pinpoint for specific verifiable complaints, but I know what I saw…. This data bear out that this is an issue across this country that needs to be addressed NOW!

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