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Pregnant While Black: Reshaping the Story of an American Tragedy
by Monique Rainford

    Publication Date: May 09, 2023
    List Price: $26.99
    Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781506487618
    Imprint: Broadleaf Books
    Publisher: 1517 Media
    Parent Company: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

    Hardcover Description:

    A tragedy is unfolding all around us and is receiving well overdue attention. Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy than their white peers. But Dr. Monique Rainford is working to better understand these disparities and do something about them.

    Pregnant While Black is a hopeful exploration of the issues pregnant Black women face in America. Within these pages, Dr. Rainford draws on over twenty years of experience working in obstetrics and gynecology to offer a primer on Black pregnancies and how to better care for them. She shares the successes and testimonies of Black women who have struggled during pregnancy and childbirth, anchoring the stories of these women with carefully researched facts. Despite medical advances over the last twenty years, for black women, the overwhelming dangers of carrying and delivering children remain and it only seems to be getting worse.

    In Pregnant While Black, Rainford begins the work of “repairing the damage of the past” with an examination of the conditions that plague Black pregnancies. This important book carries the hopes and dreams of a generation looking to effect change, here and now.



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