April 12, 2022

Black Maternal Health Week 2022

Pregnancy and childbirth should be a dignified, safe, and joyful experience for all. For far too many mothers, however, complications related to pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum can lead to devastating health outcomes — including hundreds of deaths each year.

Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. have risen in the past two decades, and for Black women, these rates have reached alarming levels.

Improving maternal health and reducing maternal mortality is a crucial priority for the Biden-Harris administration.

This maternal health crisis is particularly devastating for Black women, who are more than three times as likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as white women, regardless of their income or education.*

  • Black women are more than 3x likely to die from pregnancy-related complications as white women in the United States.
  • It's time to address systemic barriers that will improve outcomes for Black mothers and their families.

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*Read full proclamation from the White House on Black Maternal Health Week here.