Covid-19 Restrictions on Birth & Breastfeeding: Disproportionately Harming Black and Native Women

Women’s e-News | Kimberly Seals Allers

“Among mothers with low socioeconomic status, 18.7 per cent of white women reported mistreatment compared to 27.2 per cent of women of color. Indigenous women were the most likely to report experiencing at least one form of mistreatment by health-care providers during birth, followed by Black and Hispanic women.”

Ever-changing restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are creating challenges for pregnant women across the US. However, none may be so drastically affected as those with low socioeconomic status.

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