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The racial disparities in maternal mortality and impact of structural racism and implicit racial bias on pregnant Black women: a review of the literature.

Montalmant KE, Ettinger AK. The racial disparities in maternal mortality and impact of structural racism and implicit racial bias on pregnant black women: a review of the literature. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023;Epub Nov 13. doi:10.1007/s40615-023-01816-x.

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December 6, 2023
Montalmant KE, Ettinger AK. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023;Epub Nov 13.
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The increased risk of maternal morbidity and mortality among Black women in the United States is a patient safety and public health crisis. This literature review of 42 articles highlights the importance of cultural competence and disparities training for obstetric providers to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity among Black women. The authors also highlight the need for increased awareness regarding the increased risk of cardiovascular diseases among pregnant Black women.

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Montalmant KE, Ettinger AK. The racial disparities in maternal mortality and impact of structural racism and implicit racial bias on pregnant black women: a review of the literature. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2023;Epub Nov 13. doi:10.1007/s40615-023-01816-x.

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