Listen To Our Birth Stories, Not Just Our Statistics

By Cunning Robinson | Special to The OBSERVER

Dr. Tanya Khemet Taiwo, assistant professor of midwifery at Bastyr University, states Black moms have to navigate a wellness care process that “abandons” them, leaving them and their newborn babies at danger. Louis Bryant III, OBSERVER

Maternal and toddler mortality in Black communities is not a new issue. 

The Centers for Condition Control described that the maternal mortality charge for non-Hispanic Black females throughout the United States was 55.3 deaths for each 100,000 dwell births in 2020. That was far more than double the countrywide common and just about a few times the rate of non-Hispanic White ladies. 

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