Fact Sheet Reproductive Health and Equity Maternal and Child HealthHealth and Health CareMaryland
Black Maternal Health in Maryland
May 11, 2023
Black Maternal Health refers to the well-being of Black women during the prenatal period, pregnancy, and the postnatal period. Black women in the United States experience significantly disparate maternal health outcomes including disproportionately high rates of death related to pregnancy or childbirth compared to other racial and ethnic groups. This fact provides an overview of the state of Black maternal health in Maryland and opportunities to improve Black health outcomes in the state.