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Highlighting Black Maternal Health Week: Preterm Labor and Preterm Birth
Like maternal mortality, racial disparities also exist when it comes to preterm birth in the U.S., with 14.2% of Black infants born prematurely compared to only 9.2% of their white counterparts. Learn more about preterm labor and birth from a CHRISTUS expert for Black Maternal Health Week.
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Highlighting Black Maternal Health Week: Maternal Mortality Among Black Mothers
Each year in the U.S., approximately 700 women die during pregnancy or in the 12 months after delivery, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these deaths are preventable, and racial disparities continue to persist in maternal care. In fact, Black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women in the U.S.
Highlighting Black Maternal Health Week: The Risks of Chronic Hypertension during Pregnancy
Monitoring blood pressure is an important part of any pregnancy, but high blood pressure—known as hypertension—can have adverse effects for both a mother and her baby. According to a recent article published in the Journal of Women’s Health, Black women in the United States have rates of hypertension that are 50% higher than white women, and they are 40% more likely to develop cardiovascular disease—for which hypertension is a risk factor.
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