Black Mothers and Babies at Higher Risk

April 12th, 2018 in Health News

The New York Times article  Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis  (4/11/2018) describes the greater dangers in pregnancy and childbirth faced by Black women and their babies. The article highlights research suggesting that stress is an important factor and cites research from the BWHS showing that experiences of racism are associated with a higher risk of preterm birth.