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African American mortality rate alarming!


There is a cause for concern regarding expecting

mothers of African American descent. Black women are a whopping 3+ times more likely to die during pregnancy/childbirth than their white counterparts.


Blood pressure disorders (preeclampsia & eclampsia) and heart failure were one of the leading causes of maternal mortality (DEATH) for Black women. Also not too far behind was severe bleeding or blood vessel blockage as further causes of death for expectant Black mothers.

In regards to ectopic pregnancy white & hispanic women were at a much lower risk of mortality than Black women. Ectopic pregnancy was the 5th leading cause of death for Black pregnant mothers.


It is clear that the medical system needs urgent reform. It is with urgency that the issue of racial disparities within the medical system be brought to a resolve so that actual preventative measures can be set into place to help combat the alarming death toll numbers for Black women bearing children.

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