Health News You Can Use: Maternal Mortality in Minorities
This week we are talking about the maternal mortality risk for women of color with Dr. Ingenue Cobbinah, a gynecologist who delivered nearly 5,000 babies during her time as a board-certified OB-GYN. Pregnancy-related mortality is when a mother dies during pregnancy, delivery, or within one year postpartum. In Missouri, that rate is four times higher for black women compared to white women and two and a half times higher nationally.
This week we discuss these racial disparities, the importance of postpartum care, and the essential conversations you should have with your OB-GYN.