Tag: advocacy

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 ...
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 ...
International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

Today we celebrate International Women’s Day. It’s a time to shine a light on the important roles of women in our society, their amazing contribut ...
March of Dimes recommends better tracking of NAS in all states

March of Dimes recommends better tracking of NAS in all states

Body shakes, seizures, excessive crying, breathing problems, fever and other serious symptoms describe a baby born with neonatal abstinence syndro ...
BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

BREAKING NEWS: House of Representatives approve PREEMIE Reauthorization Act and Maternal mortality bill!

On Tuesday, December 11th the House of Representatives passed two bills that focus on important issues affecting the health of moms and babies in ...
November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Join in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

November is Prematurity Awareness Month. Join in the fight for the health of all moms and babies.

Premature birth is birth that happens before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Being born too soon can cause problems for babies all throughout their lives. ...
Do you live in a maternity care desert?

Do you live in a maternity care desert?

Maternity care is the health care women get during pregnancy, labor and birth and in the postpartum period after giving birth. Getting quality materni ...
September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month. It’s a time for us to bring attention to the fact that, sadly, babies die during infancy. And it’s a ti ...
For the third year in a row, more babies are being born too soon.

For the third year in a row, more babies are being born too soon.

According to recent data released by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, the preterm birth rate ...
Premature birth rate in U.S. increases for second year

Premature birth rate in U.S. increases for second year

For the second year in a row, the rate of preterm birth in the United States has increased. The premature birth rate went up from 9.6 percent of birth ...