The maternal health crisis in the U. S.: Communication for survival.
Research presented at a panel at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association (NCA), Baltimore, MD.
Abstract: Maternal mortality is becoming a “normal” experience in the U.S. as more women die from pregnancy-related complications. Though prevalent in Black women experiences, pregnancy-related complications cut across every race. This panel seeks to discuss communication factors that interplay with pregnant women’s healthcare experiences in the U.S. Specifically, our panel examines different areas of pregnancy-related events and how communication between pregnant women and healthcare providers influence women’s health outcomes.