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64: Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

64: Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

Update: 2021-04-14
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In honor of Black Maternal Health Week, I welcome Dr. Jasmine Johnson (@mrsmommymd on Instagram). a Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow with a focus on women’s health disparities. 

Her research looks at the disparities that exist for Black women in pregnancy, labor and delivery.

Systemic Racism is a reality and healthcare plays a huge part of this.
Racism and bias can play a huge roll in the outcomes of Black mothers. 

In this episode we discuss:
1. Why it's important that we discuss systemic racism as it relates to healthcare.
2. Research in racism and pregnancy outcomes. 
3. Breastfeeding statistics for Black women compared to non-Black women.
4. How  systemic racism put Black women, especially Black pregnant women, at a disadvantage. 
5. Why systemic racism effects us all.
6. What we can do to cause change. 


Further reading:
https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/68/wr/mm6834a3.htm

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/health/racial-disparities-persist-for-breastfeeding-moms-heres-why

https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/takeatest.html




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64: Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

64: Racial Disparities in Maternal Health

Dr. Mona Amin