Meet the state’s only Black home birth midwife

During pregnancy, ‘You’re looked at as a Black woman first,’ says Stephanie Johnson

A BLACK WOMAN is nearly twice as likely as a White woman in Massachusetts to die during pregnancy or after childbirth, according to a 2014 report by the Department of Public Health. Nationally, the maternal mortality rate is more than twice as high for Black women as for Whites, according to the Centers for Disease Control and(...)

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