New report details maternal healthcare disparities for women of color, officials urge passage of ‘Momnibus Act’


In New York City, Black women are eight times more likely than white women to die due to pregnancy complications, according to a new report released Thursday by the public advocate’s office.

“This report details the causes of maternal morbidity, the deep disparities in who receives adequate care and who faces greatest pain and tragedy,” said Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, whose report, “Equitable Pregnancy Outcomes for Black and Brown New Yorkers,” details healthcare disparities that contribute to the maternal morbidity on both the local and national level.