Why Black women face higher maternal mortality rates

InvestigateTV+ examines the social factors and the efforts to reverse this trend

(InvestigateTV) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Black women are three times more likely to die from childbirth than white women in the United States.

The CDC found multiple factors contribute to these disparities, including quality healthcare, structural racism, and implicit bias.

InvestigateTV+ goes in-depth with the doctors and healthcare advocates who are raising awareness and taking action to save mothers and babies. Watch the full story in the video at the top of the page.

Tisha Powell

Tisha Powell

Tisha Powell is an anchor for WAFB 9News in Baton Rouge.