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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The author declares no conflicts of interest.