Pregnancy Mortality

It’s called pregnancy mortality or maternal mortality, women dying while pregnant or within 42 days of becoming pregnant. The most recent numbers collected by the CDC say nearly 700 women died during pregnancy in 2018.  For black women over 30, the risk of dying during pregnancy is four to five times high than white women. Why is that? What can be done about it?


Black Mamas Matter Alliance

Black Maternal Health Caucus

Dr. Jamila Perritt, MD,, OBGYN, Reproductive Health & Family Planning Specialist