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2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

2019 March of Dimes Report Cards

The 2019 March of Dimes Report Cards are in, and the grades aren’t good. For the fourth year in a row, more babies in this country were born too soon. ...
Prematurity Awareness Month 2019

Prematurity Awareness Month 2019

The U.S. is facing an urgent maternal and infant health crisis. Each year, thousands of moms and babies deal with complications from pregnancy and pre ...
Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Pregnancy and Infant Loss: A personal story

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day – a time to recognize the real struggles families face after a loss. Let's raise awareness, share s ...
Having good mental health can help women have a healthy pregnancy

Having good mental health can help women have a healthy pregnancy

Today we observe World Mental Health Day. Let’s take this opportunity to bring attention to the mental health issues affecting women in the United Sta ...
Midwifery care and birth outcomes in the United States

Midwifery care and birth outcomes in the United States

We’ve covered lots of important topics related to maternal health in the United States. We’ve talked about the alarming trends in maternal mortality r ...
Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2019

Infant Mortality Awareness Month 2019

Throughout the month of September, organizations come together to raise awareness about a sad, but very important topic: infant mortality. Infant ...
Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Over the last few years, opioids have gotten a lot of attention in the United States. That’s because prescription misuse, opioid use disorder (add ...
Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

Let’s celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with good health

From September 15th through October 15th we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. This is a time where we recognize Hispanic culture, achievements an ...
Here is why we need Black Maternal Mental Health Week

Here is why we need Black Maternal Mental Health Week

August 26-31, 2019 marks the first Black Maternal Mental Health Week. It’s a week dedicated to creating awareness about the mental health of black ...
New York’s response to the devastating reality that we are failing women in the maternity care system

New York’s response to the devastating reality that we are failing women in the maternity care system

You may have read the New York Times articles, seen the USA Today pieces or listened to the NPR stories on how the maternity care system in this c ...