in the u.s.
women of color are three to four times more likely to die of a childbirth-related complication
are also three to four times less likely to make it to their first birthday.
Prematurity and illness continue to be a major concern for communities of color, regardless of their socioeconomic status.
(New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York State Maternal Mortality Review Report, 2012-2013)