By Toketemu Ohwovoriole, Published on April 20, 2021

“As it is well-known high perinatal morbidity and mortality are seen among women of color,” says Kecia Gaither, a double board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist and director of perinatal services at NYC Health + Hospitals, Lincoln. “Many factors preclude these outcomes, however, it’s well documented that racism and bias factor into these poor outcomes across all demographics. It’s important for women of color to have a working knowledge of resources that may be available to them. Often it’s best to consult other pregnant women either within family or friends who can recommend a healthcare provider receptive to them/their concerns.”

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