Three years ago, I got pregnant. It wasn't exactly planned. So by the time I'd gotten used to the idea that I was going to be a mom, I was done with surprises. I borrowed stacks of pregnancy books from the library.
I scrolled through pregnancy message boards late at night when sleeping was too uncomfortableclicking on any delightfully specific questions about all the weird things Sexy babes in Oerlikon can happen to your body while gestating.
I polled friends who were pregnant or had kids. I took the expensive birthing classes. By the Ebony pregnant women in Switzerland those last few weeks of pregnancy rolled around, I was able to recount to anyone the signs and stages of labor and exactly what I wanted to do once admitted to the hospital to give birth. I felt armed with knowledge. And while some people experience the exact labor they envisioned, whether that be home water birth or epidural-assisted hospital stay, others are thrust into disorienting experiences, sometimes with devastating outcomes.
This, of course, can happen to any pregnant person, but the risks increase for women of color, and especially for black women.
I had no idea that black and Asian infants have the highest rates of C-section delivery in the United States incidentally, I identify as both those races.
That was at the end of What I know now has been widely written about in the last two years thanks to stellar investigative reports by outlets like ProPublica and The New Elite model management Riehen Times. Even so, the stats—sobering, eye-opening, hard to believe—bear repeating: The United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates among wealthy countries, and is the only industrialized country where the rate is getting worse.
Women of all races are affected, but black and Native American mothers are dying at a much higher rate than. Black women, in fact, are three to four times more likely to die in childbirth than white and Hispanic women in the United States.
I know, too, some of the reasons why. LaKeisha was lucky. Through a joint project between our organizations—SisterSong Women of Unterstrass hookup apps Reproductive Justice Collective and the Center for Reproductive Rights—we spoke this past spring to LaKeisha and 24 other black women about their reproductive and sexual histories and heard bone-chilling stories of their experiences throughout the South.
Kendra is from Mississippi, where a disproportionately high percentage of people of color live in poverty.
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In that House movers Uzwil, there are counties in where women die from pregnancy-related complications at a rate 20 times the national average—a higher maternal mortality rate than in sub-Saharan Africa. Many folks are unaware that maternal mortality is a simmering crisis in the United States.
While the rest of the world has seen an overall dramatic reduction in maternal death rates the last two decades, the U.
Nationwide, black women are four times more likely to die from childbirth complications than white women. The high cost of health care, poor access to providers for those who depend on publicly financed care, a lack of prenatal care, and inadequate maternal and postnatal care all increase the risk of negative health outcomes.
Precarious financial situations and a lack of paid parental leave mean that new mothers are often forced to return to work before they—or their bodies—are ready.
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