Black Maternal Health Week Begins, Mayor Holt To Raise Awareness


Monday, April 11th 2022, 9:24 am
By: News 9


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Monday marks the beginning of Black Maternal Health Week.

The CDC says around 700 women die in the US from pregnancy related complications each year.

60% of those were preventable, doctors say.

Doctors also say of those at risk, Black and Native American women are 3 times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause.

Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt will sign a Proclamation of Recognition to raise awareness Tuesday, in hopes of lowering the number of lives lost.