The “Checklist,” That May Save Pregnant Black Women

As a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, the fact that the United States has the highest rate of pregnancy-related deaths compared to other developed countries deeply concerns me. Yet, more shocking to me is the level of disparity in the rate of maternal death. A black woman is three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than a white woman. What can be done about this disparity? Is the postpartum checklist the answer?