An Update on Pregnancy Complications that Affect Black Canadians

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Esther Kayode
Noah Gatzke


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), though full reasons are unclear, black mothers are more than twice as likely to experience stillbirth when compared to Hispanic and white mothers and may be linked to differences in health problems that occur during pregnancy or underlying health conditions. Health disparities present opportunities for prevention to reduce fetal mortality rates. This article addresses the role of the nurse practitioner (NP) across the maternal health spectrum to mitigate the health disparities that affect black women disproportionately. 


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Kayode , E., & Gatzke, N. (2022). An Update on Pregnancy Complications that Affect Black Canadians. NP Current, 3(4). Retrieved from
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