Dr. Jackie defends resurfaced clip of her saying black women ‘cry wolf’ about pregnancy pains



Dr. Jackie defends resurfaced clip of her saying black women ‘cry wolf’ about pregnancy pains

This is not what the doctor ordered.

Dr. Jacqueline “Jackie” Walters said a resurfaced clip of her saying black women “cry wolf” about their pregnancy pains was misconstrued — however, she did not apologize.

“Recently, a clip from a nearly 2 hour video was taken out of context to make it appear that I, somehow, take lightly, what I have advocated for concerning the devastating problem facing the Black maternal health crisis,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories Thursday.

The “Married to Medicine” star, 65, said it has been her “life’s work” highlighting and attempting to “rectify the issues that devastatingly impact Black maternal mothers versus our counterparts.”

Dr. Jackie — who has been an OB-GYN to many celebs, including “RHOA” star Kandi Burruss and singer Tamar Braxton — wrote that she educates her patients to advocate for their own health.

“As we continue to face medical mistreatment and gaslighting, my intention with the broader conversation was to ensure patients enter their pregnancies armed with information and tools to effectively communicate their needs with their doctors to ensure a positive outcome,” she continued.

Dr. Jacqueline “Jackie” Walters said a resurfaced clip of her saying black women “cry wolf” about their pregnancy pains was misconstrued.
The “Married to Medicine” star said it has been her “life’s work” highlighting and attempting to “rectify the issues that devastatingly impact Black maternal mothers versus our counterparts.” Instagram/therealdrjackie

“Yesterday, today and tomorrow, I will continue to fight for the lives of Black mothers and babies,” the reality star concluded.

Dr. Jackie was slammed this week after a clip of a YouTube Live video from April 2020 with her “Married to Medicine” castmate Dr. Heavenly resurfaced online and went viral.


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In the video, the “Queen V” author said that sometimes African-American women can be a “bit more dramatic” when they go to the doctor and “complain” the entire pregnancy.

She also said she “will continue to fight for the lives of Black mothers and babies.” Dr Jackie/Instagram

“We wanna also make sure that you’re being serious with your doctor and not playing the games so that could take you off work,” she said.

“Because then we see you 25 times in the pregnancy, it’s hard to believe there’s a true problem when there’s a true problem.”

Fans were shocked by Dr. Jackie’s remarks — especially as it is statistically shown that black women face racial disparities during childbirth.

In a resurfaced video from 2020, Dr. Jackie said sometimes African-American women can be a “bit more dramatic” when they go to the doctor and “complain” the entire pregnancy.
Fans blasted the OB-GYN for her insensitive comments. Dr Jackie/Instagram

“Dr.Jackie has never carried a child so who tf is she to say black women can be ‘dramatic’ and ‘cry wolf’ during their pregnancy??????? Knowing black women are overlooked health wise???? She’s been the villain! I can’t stand her,” tweeted one critic.

Another called for the Bravo star to be fired from the show.

“#Married2med Bravo @BravoTV @Andy DR JACKIE needs to be fired immediately! Send her an email and let’s hope she isn’t ‘too dramatic,’” said another user.

Dr. Jackie is one of the longest-running stars in Bravo history. Charles Sykes/Bravo via Getty Images

According to the CDC, black women are three times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related cause than white women.

“Multiple factors contribute to these disparities, such as variation in quality healthcare, underlying chronic conditions, structural racism, and implicit bias,” the health agency said.

Dr. Jackie is one of the longest-running stars in Bravo history. She has been part of the main cast of “Married to Medicine” for all 10 seasons since 2013.

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