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Discussing the Black Maternal and Infant Mortality

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Kevin A Muhammad

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On this very important show, we have an excellent panel of experts who will discuss issues of maternity, motherhood, family, healthcare and related subjects. They will provide insights and solutions on the Black maternal and infant mortality crisis.

Dr. Akosua Ali.Sabree —Professional Nurse, Minister and Director of Amadi Wellness Connection
Dr. Ava Muhammad —Attorney, Minister, Researcher and Author
Dr. Safiyya Muhammad —Physician and Owner of Fountain Medical Associates
Sis. JayVon Muhammad —Certified Professional Midwives and Owner of SistaGirl Midwifery, and Urban Midwifery

Background: The U.S. ranks 41st among nations in maternal and infant mortality, with African-American infants dying at a rate of nearly 14 per 1,000 live births. In some states, the incidence is nearly 20. In addition, African-American women are almost four times more likely to die of pregnancy-related complications than white women.

This disparaging reality does not include the enormity of permanent injuries suffered by both mother and child surrounding maternity.