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Let's Get Loud! Pursuing Black Maternal Health Solutions
April 13th, 11:00 a.m. CST
The health of a mom and the health of her baby are closely connected. According to one study, more than 15 percent of maternal deaths within 42 days of delivery occur in women who experienced a stillbirth. Evidence also shows that the risk of severe maternal morbidity is more than four times higher among stillbirth deliveries compared with live births.
On April 13, during Black Maternal Health Week, Healthy Birth Day, Inc., will host a webinar on Black maternal mortality and morbidity titled Let's Get Loud: Pursuing Black Maternal Health Solutions. Rose L. Horton will serve as this year's keynote speaker. Horton created the hashtag, #notonmywatch out of her frustration at the rising rate of maternal morbidity and mortality in America. As a nurse she believes that nurses, as the largest healthcare employee contingent, have the power to change the trajectory of morbidity and mortality. She is a Healthy Birth Day Inc. board member, woman, and infant healthcare executive at Emory Decatur Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.
Our panel of maternal health experts will explore the data on disparities in birth outcomes, share their lived experiences, and discuss evidence-based solutions to improve maternal health and birth outcomes. This webinar is geared toward Black expectant parents and those who provide them care before, during, and after their pregnancy.