Black Maternal Health Week

African American mothers are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White women.

Led by the Black Mamas Matter Alliance, Black Maternal Health Week is celebrated April 11-17. It falls within April, which is also National Minority Health Month.  

Policies should center health and well-being not exacerbate harm.

The youngest Black woman to serve in Congress, Underwood walks softly but packs a real punch in legislative action. A registered nurse by training, Underwood has prioritized Black maternal health.

Black Maternal Health Week (BMHW21) will take place this year from April 11-17, aimed at disseminating information and uplifting the voices of Black mother's who have suffered disproportionately due to systemic racism.

Since Black women in the U.S. are the most likely to die from pregnancy-related complications, how we talk about race, risk, and maternal death matters.