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High maternal morbidity rate remains a deep concern for Black women

Rate of death more than doubled white women’s over the past decade, state study says

Tanisha Bhat

One pregnant Black mother-to-be reported that her doctor minimized her concerns about whether her chronic hypertension would harm her while giving birth.

Another said she could not get her doctor to listen to her about her health issues. And a third said she began limiting the time she saw her physician due to previous mistreatment.

These women had their babies, but their concern about their harsh medical treatment is one Black pregnant women share – some at a deadly cost.

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