Tears because racism is an everyday subtle stressor

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tears because racism is an everyday subtle stressor that adds to the stress already present in everyday life (Unnatural Causes when the Bough Breaks, 2008). Health policies that can be implemented to improve birth outcomes among black women are having good health care from childhood. The government can “expand Medicaid and other federally/state supported insurance programs to cover pre-conceptual and primary care for women and invest in community health to assure equitable access to social influences of health (employment, housing, education, safety) (Unnatural causes when the Bough Breaks, BB2012).” This would ensure that all of the women receive the proper care and this would decrease birth mortalities. With these prenatal health care improvements this can reduce African American birth mortality by 41%, increase breast feeding rates, and allow African American women to be more comfortable to express their problems with their health care providers. As you can see these two factors are heavy contributors to explain the reproductive disparities that are evident in the United States among the African American community. The
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