Georgia has launched a pilot program to address the growing black maternal health crisis. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that black and minority women are three- to four times more likely than white women to die from childbirth-related causes. Experts believe that nearly two-thirds (or more) of all pregnancy-related deaths can be prevented.
This program is a partnership between Walmart and Johnson and Johnson Consumer Health and offers a variety of services for expectant mothers. This program was created to support mothers during pregnancy and childbirth and reduce the number of deaths from causes other than those of their choosing.
Register online for the program that includes support during pregnancy. You will find answers to many frequently asked questions, telehealth visits from care professionals, classes specialized in the topic, and support groups on the website. It encourages expectant moms to voice their concerns and ensure that their healthcare providers hear them.
11 Alive Medical Expert stresses the importance of ensuring that mothers’ concerns and needs are met by their doctors. Mothers should be proactive and not be afraid of changing doctors if they are not being addressed.
This pilot program represents a significant step in the fight against the Georgia black maternal health crisis. This program gives expectant mothers the support and resources they need to have a healthy childbirth and pregnancy. This program addresses this issue head-on. It aims to decrease the number of preterm deaths in minority women and to ensure that all mothers have the support and care they need during this crucial time.