The Mayor of San Francisco announced an initiative to help Black and Pacific Islander mothers during and after pregnancy.
The Abundant Birth Project is a public-private partnership that will give $1,000 a month during a woman's pregnancy and for the first six months after the baby is born.
It is only for the first 150 Black and Pacific Islander women who sign up. It is to help with the longstanding racial gap in birthing outcomes.
The program's goal is to eventually help moms for the first two years of the baby's life.
The infant mortality rate is highest for Black women.
Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women had the second-highest infant mortality rate.