Maternal Health Equity

There Is Hope: 80 Percent of All Pregnancy-Related Deaths Are Preventable

U.S. maternal mortality rates are among the highest of developed countries, and they are especially high among Black moms, who die from pregnancy-related complications at two to three times the rate of white, Hispanic, Asian American, and Pacific Islander women—regardless of their income or education levels. Pampers believes every parent is entitled to experience the full joy of pregnancy and parenthood, which is why we’re committed to helping healthcare professionals change the systemic issues that prevent moms from receiving equitable care. See how we can work together to raise the quality of care, so we can deliver more joy.

Learn About Her Experience

From director Haimy Assefa, the Queen Collective documentary follows three expectant mothers as they navigate the joys and fears of Black motherhood and the realities of giving birth in America.

Gia Peppers, an award-winning podcaster, and her guests discuss systemic challenges that Black women must overcome on her podcast More Than That with Gia Peppers.

Maternal Health Resources for Families and Professionals

Get equipped with important resources and tips curated by Dr. Terri Major-Kincaid, Neonatologist, Pediatrician, and Racial Health Disparities Expert.

Download and share our resource guide created with Dr. Terri to support Black mothers so they can thrive before, during, and after pregnancy

Check out Dr. Terri’s Top 5 Tips for Celebrating and Empowering Your Pregnancy Journey

Save these Top 5 Questions for Your Healthcare Providerto Ensure You Receive Collaborative Care

Use this Pregnancy Tracker and watch our childbirth education series for tips that will guide you through your pregnancy and postpartum journey

We encourage you to Learn More about P&G’s other efforts to fight systemic racism.

How We Wrote This Article The information in this article is based on the expert advice found in trusted medical and government sources, such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. You can find a full list of sources used for this article below. The content on this page should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult medical professionals for full diagnosis and treatment.