Black Women and Pregnancy Deaths

Why are the numbers for black women remaining so high?

This is a difficult but very necessary conversation for black women in the District who are pregnant or who may become pregnant.  The statistics for pregnancy-related deaths remain heartbreakingly high.  Black women make up 95% of them.  The lion’s share, 60%, are in wards 7 and 8, east of the Anacostia river.  These are not new numbers. But what is new is that the numbers are not changing, not improving.  Why is that and what can be done about it?  Ahead of DC Mayor Muriel Bower’s Maternal & Infant Health Summit… we’re discussing this topic.

DC Maternal & Infant Health Summit

Mahmee Prenatal & Postpartum Care Platform

Pregnancy Pearls w/Dr. Nicole Plenty

Melissa Hanna, CEO/Co-Founder, Mahmee

Dr. Nicole Plenty, MD, Double Board Certified OB/GYN