Olympian Allyson Felix Is Racing to Save Black Moms

Olympian Allyson Felix Is Racing to Save Black Moms

Allyson Felix Olympic medalist Allyson Felix is advocating for Black moms everywhere. “It is even more dangerous for moms and babies of color as Black women are over three times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy-related complications,” Gupta said. Why maternal care disparities exist While the reasons for disparities in maternal care for Black people are complex, racism is at the root, said Dr. Leslie Farrington, a retired obstetrician and co-founder of the Black Coalition for Safe Motherhood. Lack of insurance coverage is another reason for maternal health disparities. Breaking the disparities As a Black mother, Felix said her role feels heavier in recent times.

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