Black Maternal and Infant Mortality
Due to structural racism, Black pregnant people receive low-quality medical care, which can lead to life-threatening complications for them and their infant(s). Despite the decrease in cases of maternal mortality in the 1980s, maternal deaths in the U.S. began to increase in the 1990s. Currently, Black children are more than two times likely to die during infancy than white children. Additionally, Black mothers are more than three times likely to die due to childbirth-related complications than white mothers.