Danielle Jackson // Stories of women of color dying of childbirth have dominated headlines — but little has been done to change postpartum care.

A Frustrating Year of Reporting on Black Maternal Health – The reporting has added flesh and aching detail to what I’ve come to think of as an embarrassing public health crisis in the United States. Among industrialized countries, our nation has the highest rate of infant deaths. We’ve had dramatic declines since 1960, but we have not kept pace with other nations we’d consider peers. New American moms face similar danger: The rate of maternal mortality in the U.S. has been rising since 2000 while falling for most other nations in our subset.

%d bloggers like this: