Pregnancy-related deaths were already rising in the US. Then COVID arrived and made things worse.
Pregnancy-related deaths jumped during the pandemic, with Black women suffering the highest mortality rates. BMC obstetrician-gynecologist, Dr. Tejumola Adegoke, joins The Boston Globe to weigh in on racial inequities in maternal mortality.
“Other wealthy countries have universal access to health care, stronger social safety nets, parental leave policies, and health care systems.... Until we have those things, we are going to continue seeing these inequities."
Please reach out to the Boston Medical Center Media Relations team with any questions.