Considerations and Recommendations for Care of Black Pregnant Patients During COVID-19.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Black pregnant patients experience perinatal morbidity and mortality rates greater than other ethnic groups. These health disparities exist primarily because of systemic racism, bias, and discriminatory acts within the health care system. The COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced health disparities experienced by all vulnerable populations in the United States, including black pregnant patients. This article highlights some of the factors that may impact the experience of black people as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and presents strategies that every provider can implement to minimize the detrimental effects of this devastating virus during pregnancy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McMillian-Bohler, J; Bell, LM

Published Date

  • September 2022

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 57 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 443 - 452

PubMed ID

  • 35985731

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9068599

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1357

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6465

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cnur.2022.04.010


  • eng