A New Push To Close Black Maternal Health Disparities

Black women in the U.S. are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women.

Black mothers are more likely than white mothers to die during pregnancy or delivery or in the year following.
Black mothers are more likely than white mothers to die during pregnancy or delivery or in the year following.
Black mothers are more likely than white mothers to die during pregnancy or delivery or in the year following.
Black mothers are more likely than white mothers to die during pregnancy or delivery or in the year following.

A New Push To Close Black Maternal Health Disparities

Black women in the U.S. are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth than white women.

On the heels of Black Maternal Health Week, Reset brings on Illinois Congresswoman Lauren Underwood and an obstetrician-gynecologist from Advocate Trinity Hospital to discuss the barriers Black women face when it comes to maternal care. Rep. Underwood is a co-sponsor of the Momnibus Act of 2021, which addresses the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on Black expectant mothers.

GUESTS: U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14)

Dr. Dakisha Lewis, chairperson and medical director of obstetrics and gynecology for Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago