In the US, Black mothers are 3 to 4 times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White mothers. #BlackMaternalHealth #ph260720
Racial disparities in pregnancy-related death are still apparent even when accounting for factors, such as amount of education received and socioeconomic status. #SystemicRacism #ph260720
Black women who are college graduates are 1.6 times more likely to experience pregnancy-related mortality than White women with less than a high school diploma #healthequity #ph260720
In Maryland specifically, the rate of pregnancy-related death in Black women has been steadily on the rise for the past 7 years and is now higher than the national average #publichealth #BlackMaternalHealth #ph260720
This rise in Maryland maternal mortality rates for black women has been occurring while rates in White women in the state have been declining #healthequity #ph260720
Nearly 90% of pregnancy-related deaths are preventable #healthcare #ph260720
Studies have shown that up to one in five minority birthing individuals report mistreatment by obstetric healthcare providers known to be a result of race, culture, or language #SystemicRacism #ph260720
Maryland requires that all pregnancy-associated deaths are investigated, but does not mandate that a consideration of racial disparities be included in these investigations. #SaveMoms #ph260720
Do you support including consideration of racial disparities in maternal mortality investigations? #birthequity #ph260720
@GovLarryHogan Maryland needs to do more to address racial disparities in maternal mortality in the state. #momsmatter #ph260720

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