Tag: pregnancy related death

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 ...
Heart conditions and pregnancy

Heart conditions and pregnancy

It’s not surprising to hear that being healthy before pregnancy can help prevent pregnancy complications. But if you have a heart condition like heart ...
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. ...
Mental health matters for moms

Mental health matters for moms

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority He ...
Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure condition that only happens during pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Women who have preeclampsia develo ...
Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Signs and symptoms of preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a blood pressure condition that only occurs in pregnancy and during the postpartum period. Women who have preeclampsia develop hig ...
Is it postpartum depression?

Is it postpartum depression?

Welcoming a new baby into your life is an exciting moment. But for some moms, feelings of happiness after giving birth mix with intense feelings of sa ...