Bringing Midwifery Back to Black Mothers | Retro Report

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The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate among wealthy countries, and Black women are dying in childbirth at more than double the rate of white women. Midwives – specialists in caring for women during pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period – are using skills honed over centuries and working with obstetricians to improve those odds.

This video was released in collaboration with The New Yorker. You can read their article, "Black Mothers Face Dangerous Health-Care Disparities. Can Midwives Bridge the Gap?" here: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-new-yorker-documentary/black-mothers-face-dangerous-health-care-disparities-can-midwives-bridge-the-gap.

This video was supported by Solutions Journalism Network.

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