Only recently has research caught up to black women’s firsthand accounts of medical mistreatment and complications. Now, the black community’s disproportionate risk for COVID-19 contraction and hospitalization has elevated these concerns. The parallels between denying black women lifesaving postpartum care and withholding the larger black community’s access to vital testing and treatment for COVID-19 indicate the extent of racial inequality in healthcare. But there’s reason to believe that technology platforms and tools aiming to support people during pregnancy might help reduce the risk for black women birthing during a pandemic—only if they’re built with black women’s specific needs in mind. … [Read more...] about Black pregnant women face a mortality crisis—and now a pandemic. Can tech help?