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Dozens Of Women Gather On North Shore For 'Black Maternal Health Week' Photoshoot

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - This week is "Black Maternal Health Week" which is a week dedicated to new and expectant mothers.

Today, dozens of women gathered on the North Shore for a photoshoot with the goal of creating awareness of the health issues facing all expectant women, especially Black women.

Studies show that Black women die at an exponentially higher rate during pregnancy and childbirth.

"Black women, especially, are dying two-to-three times more so than white women," said one of the organizers. "It's a national crisis, an overcomplicated issue, but we have the resources and the technology to solve it."

The organizers of the event said that their goal isn't just to raise awareness - but to save lives.

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