Women Stepping Forward to Help Diversify Iowa’s Birthing Community
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A call to action for Iowa's under-represented birthing community is sparking a conversation for change. Last Fall, Channel 13 highlighted the maternal health crisis women of color are facing in the state. Stillbirths among black mothers in Iowa are twice as likely than any other race although stillbirths overall are on the decline. Some medical experts blame a lack of collective interest from the medical field to help improve the disparity but two women from Des Moines are taking matters into their own hands.