Non-profit Mamatoto Village aims to expand access to childbirth services
There is an effort in D.C. to expand access to pre-natal and post-natal care for minorities as pregnant people in D.C. are already more likely to die in childbirth compared to the national average. That number goes up exponentially when you focus on Black people giving birth. According to a recent government-led survey in D.C., Black people make up 90% of birth-related deaths.
Mamatoto Village in Northeast is working to change that.