Black women are 243% more likely than whites or Hispanics to die from pregnancy or childbirth-related causes. Arkansas had 76.3 Black maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, as compared to 63.8 Black maternal deaths nationally (2019). About 3 in 5 pregnancy-related deaths could be prevented by quality pre-& post-natal care, monitoring, and support (CDC). The Mocha Mama Maternity Cohort addresses the critical need for increased access to maternal support and resources that reduce maternal and infant mortality for Black women in Little Rock, AR
The Mocha Mama Maternity Cohort made a significant contribution to Black maternal health in Little Rock, AR. The MMMC
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