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Pregnancy-related deaths in the United States continue to increase with a notable disparity for women of color and/or low socioeconomic status. Hundreds of women die each year due to pregnancy or delivery complications as researchers and healthcare providers remain unclear on the solution. The mortality rate is the result of pregnancy complications, the aggravation of preexisting comorbidities, methods of intervention, or events precipitated by the pregnancy.
maternal mortality, racial disparities, socioeconomic status
Bibiano, Nicholas; Barrientos, Denise; Cruz, Sheeba; Hernandez, Margie; Martin, Allison; Mueller, Christine; and Tran, Julie, "Addressing Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities Through Patient Education and Increasing Healthcare Professionals’ Cultural Competency to Reduce Maternal Mortality in the United States" (2023). Research Methods Poster Session 2023. 7.