A Pilot Exploring Self-Advocacy as a Factor in Maternal Mortality and Morbidity in Pregnant Black Women

Betty J. Braxter, Teresa Hagan Thomas, Paul Scott, Trisha Cousins & Willa Doswell
Every year about 700 women die due to a birth and or postpartum difficulty. The United States (US) has the highest number of women dying compared to other countries. Black women are 3-4 times more likely to die than White or Latina women. A number of issues are linked with the US death rate. We begin with healthcare providers and hospitals that the women use. The other issue is patients. We are looking at how...
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