On C-sections, Maternal Health, & #MaternalJustice
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends an ideal C-section rate of 10 to 15 percent of all births or less. The current rate in the US is 31.5 percent, about one in three babies. Black women are more likely to have medically unnecessary C-sections and have a higher rate of maternal mortality overall.
MomsRising and MamásConPoder held a tweetchat on Monday, 8/27, 8-9pm ET with MomsRising Senior Fellow Patrisse Cullors and guests Black Women’s Health Imperative, California Association of Nurse-Midwives, California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative, Color of Change, Indra Lusero of National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and March for Moms Co-founder, Dr. Neel Shah.
Check out the Twitter moment capturing the chat below: