Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Pregnancy-Related Deaths — United States, 2007–2016 |

I have great concern why it is that any woman would fear losing her baby because some horrible doctor feels the need to want to decide he doesn’t care enough to save her baby. Take a look at the statistics.

What is already known about this topic?

Approximately 700 women die annually in the United States as a result of pregnancy or its complications; racial/ethnic disparities exist.

What is added by this report?

During 2007–2016, black and American Indian/Alaska Native women had significantly more pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 births than did white, Hispanic, and Asian/Pacific Islander women. Disparities persisted over time and across age groups and were present even in states with the lowest pregnancy-related mortality ratios and among groups with higher levels of education. The cause-specific proportion of pregnancy-related deaths varied by race/ethnicity.
— Read on www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6835a3.htm