Knocked Up and Scared

I just celebrated my Birthday a few days ago. I was a born In a little town in Eastern Nigeria over 3 decades ago. When I was born, healthcare was not the greatest in Nigeria; infant and maternal mortality rates were extremely high. Sadly, not much has changed.⁣

I now live in America, and the risk of maternal mortality among black women persists after controlling for socioeconomic status.⁣

⁣Black women experience maternal deaths at three to four times that of non- Hispanic white women.⁣

“For many African American Mothers, the news of pregnancy also comes with a lingering fear of the quality of healthcare that she will receive during this amazing journey.

This should not be the case!

To celebrate my birthday this year, I have invited the amazing Dr. Ruthie Arumala. Dr Ruthie is a Physician who specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN).

This week on the podcast, Dr. Ruthie discusses some of the reasons why black women are at greater risks in pregnancy. 

Click on the player below to listen to the full episode and learn about things that our African American sisters and mothers out there need to know to get the best care possible.⁣

Dr. Ozi

Dr. Ozi

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