Black Moms Matter
Black women are Almost four times more likely to experience a pregnancy-related death – it’s time to change that. Contact US IF YOU’ve FACED MEDICAL ISSUES DURING YOUR PREGNANCY OR BIRTH.
There’s a public health crisis…
While injury and death rates are distressingly high for US women of all races, those rates among women of color are shocking. In fact, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families, black women in the US are more likely to die during pregnancy and childbirth than women of any other race. Even more tragic is the fact that more than half of the pregnancy-related injuries and deaths are preventable.
Common Birth Injuries
Learn about the most common birth injuries that mothers should be on the lookout for – both before and after birth.
Learn about BlackMomsMatter.com, our founding team, and how we’re working to help bring light to a disturbing failure of the US medical system.
By The Numbers
We’ve gathered all the data available about African American maternity to paint a clear picture of the drastic medical differences.
There is a clear disparity in the care of African American mothers.
To Experience a Pregnancy Related Death
Of Maternal Complications Are Preventable
Pregnancy Related Deaths Each Year
Higher Pregnancy Related Mortality Ratios
Resources for Black Mothers
Why do women of color suffer maternal injuries and death at such a high rate? There are a number of reasons. Because black women overall have less access to affordable healthcare and contraception, they experience a higher rate of unintended pregnancies when compared to other racial populations.
Black women tend to have less or poorer quality prenatal care. They tend to develop preeclampsia (high blood pressure) earlier in their pregnancies, and they’re more prone to fibroids, which can cause hemorrhaging after delivery.
Learn more about the community programs and resources available for black mothers below.
About S. Lee Merritt
Civil Rights Lawyer
Lee Merritt, Esq. is emerging as a leading and influential new voice in the fight for Social Justice. A dedicated civil rights activist and trial attorney, Merritt runs a high profile national practice focusing on victims of police brutality, hate crimes and corporate discrimination. As an activist, he has championed police reform and community empowerment.
Do you need more information or want to help?
Our organization can help mothers and their families who have faced medical issues during pregnancy learn about the resources available to them, as well as learn about what action they may be able to take legally due to discriminatory health practices. Contact us below by email or phone and our team can learn more about your situation and give you free and friendly advice.
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