Getting to the Heart of Black Maternal Health Crisis: A closer look at preeclampsia

Dr. Nastassia Harris

You will learn:

  • How the maternal mortality rate in the USA differs by race/ethnicity
  • The leading cause of maternal death for black women
  • The connection between preeclampsia, black women and racism
  •  Risk categories for developing preeclampsia
  • Red flags for preeclampsia
  • Inequities when treating preeclampsia in black women
  • Five things you can do to keep black mamas safe

Dr. Nastassia Harris, a seasoned healthcare professional with over 19 years of specialized experience in perinatal care, serves as a beacon of change in addressing racial disparities in maternal and infant health.

As a registered nurse and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), her expertise extends to founding The Perinatal Health Equity Initiative, a non-profit dedicated to eradicating these disparities using a reproductive justice framework.

Driven by her academic background, including a BSN, MSN-ED, and a DNP in Educational Leadership, she leads Ignite Maternal Health, focusing on postpartum and newborn nursing education. Actively engaged in esteemed committees and organizations, she conducts groundbreaking research published in prestigious journals, shedding light on implicit bias in healthcare, breastfeeding disparities in the Black community, obstetrical violence, high-risk obstetrics, and reproductive justice. Dr. Harris’s impactful work has been recognized by major media outlets, showcasing her commitment to advancing equitable healthcare practices for mothers and infants.


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