In just a few minutes, you have the opportunity to witness a profound and empowering story that sheds light on a pressing issue: Black maternal health in America. Join us, along with our partners at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), as we share the courageous journey of Maria Love, who faced high blood pressure during her pregnancy. Her story is a testament to resilience and strength, and it highlights the urgent need for change in the face of dire Black maternal health statistics.
Behind the personal narratives of women like Maria are staggering numbers. Black women in the United States face a maternal mortality crisis, with mortality rates three to four times higher than those of their white counterparts. This shocking disparity is an alarm bell ringing in our society, urging us to take immediate action to protect the lives of Black mothers and their babies.
Share this video, spark conversations, and take action to support policies and initiatives that prioritize Black maternal health. Check out NHLBI’s The Heart Truth® program for science-based resources on pregnancy and heart health and explore ABC’s We Are The Faces campaign to hear more women’s stories and download resources you can take with you.
Join us in this crucial mission to save Black women and their babies. Together, we can make a profound impact.