According to the U.S. National Institute of Health, African American women experience twice as many stillbirths than white or Hispanic women. Black women are more likely to experience bleeding in the uterus, premature tearing of the embryonic sac, high blood pressure and diabetes during pregnancy. Those factors coupled with a higher chance of labor-related problems with the placenta or umbilical cord, keep the racial gap wide. Researchers suggest improved health before and during pregnancy to combat the statistics, according to ABC.
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