Route Fifty: Fearing Coronavirus, Many Rural Black Women Avoid Hospitals to Give Birth at Home

Route Fifty: Fearing Coronavirus, Many Rural Black Women Avoid Hospitals to Give Birth at Home. “Pregnant women in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi have been calling nonstop to CHOICES Midwifery Practice in Memphis, but the center is booked. The callers are terrified that they or their babies will contract the novel coronavirus if they deliver in hospitals. Some women live in rural areas far from hospitals and obstetrics units. The center’s clients are primarily black and other women of color. ”

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