It is a fact that Black American women are dying of childbirth rate at a higher rate than other American women. The causes have been linked to heart problems, obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. That’s why it is more important than ever for the Black community to take this problem seriously and respond to it as it is preventable.
In Lady Boule’s video, she gives four suggestions that Doctors give on how to reduce black maternal mortality rates: Family and friends need to support and advocate for women who are pregnant or recently postpartum; pregnant and postpartum women need to be aware of potential risks during pregnancy and after delivery; Health Care Professionals need to listen to patients’ concerns and educate patients regarding warning signs and their risk; and Health researchers need to investigate maternal Health topics to learn more about risk factors and potential interventions to reduce maternal mortality.
Lady Boule also provides fifteen urgent maternal warning signs for pregnant women or those who just delivered a baby (up to a year after) need to be aware of.
Watch the full video by Lady Boule: How to Prevent Black Women from Dying of Childbirth