Tag: maternal death

Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia and pregnancy-related death

Preeclampsia is a serious blood pressure condition that can happen after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth (called postpartum preeclamp ...
Black Maternal Health Week 2019

Black Maternal Health Week 2019

By Wengora Thompson, MPH Wengora Thompson, MPH, serves as the Director for Maternal and Child Health and Government Affairs for March of Dimes Miss ...
Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health for pregnancy

Heart health is important for all of us, but it’s especially important if you’re pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant. During pregnancy, yo ...
Heart conditions and pregnancy

Heart conditions and pregnancy

Today is National Wear Red Day, a day to raise awareness about heart diseases. A good day to remind all women about the importance of talking to their ...
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 ...
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 ...
Stacey D. Stewart speaks to Congress about maternal death

Stacey D. Stewart speaks to Congress about maternal death

 March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart spoke before the U.S. Congress yesterday (September 27, 2018). She urged lawmakers to pass legislation ...
March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart urges Congress to take action to save moms’ lives

March of Dimes President Stacey D. Stewart urges Congress to take action to save moms’ lives

Each year in the United States 700 women die from pregnancy-related causes and more than 50,000 have a near-miss (nearly-die) from severe complication ...
What you need to know about placenta previa

What you need to know about placenta previa

During pregnancy, the placenta attaches to the wall of the uterus and supplies your baby with food and oxygen through the umbilical cord. Placenta ...
What you need to know about maternal death

What you need to know about maternal death

We are facing a maternal health crisis in the United States. More and more women are dying from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth. ...