ONGOING COLUMNS: Perinatal Patient SafetyRacial and Ethnic Disparities in Maternity Care in the United States Put Mothers and Babies at RiskSimpson, Kathleen Rice PhD, RNC, CNS-BC, FAAN Author Information Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and the Editor-in-Chief of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] The author declares no conflicts of interest. MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: September/October 2018 - Volume 43 - Issue 5 - p 300 doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000456 Buy Metrics In Brief There are dramatic differences in maternal and infant outcomes among racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Some of these disparities are due to inequitable maternity care. Potential underlying causes and solutions are discussed. Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.