Eliminating Racial Disparities in Stillbirth
Help us get to the point where race is no longer a predictor of stillbirth.
Black women are more than twice as likely to lose their babies to stillbirth than white women. The CDC estimates that 23,500 babies in the U.S. are born still each year, and nearly 7,000 of those babies are African American.
Researchers have identified several factors that contribute to this inequity. Experts say Black women, regardless of education or income, are less likely to receive early treatment for medical conditions like gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, or high blood pressure — any of which might lead to stillbirth.
The way Women of Color experience society, often through structural racism and toxic stress, has real consequences for their health and their babies. Additional marginalized populations are also at greater risk of losing their babies compared to their white counterparts. Count the Kicks is committed to eliminating racial disparities in stillbirth.