Tag: maternal death

March of Dimes Report Card 2020

March of Dimes Report Card 2020

The U.S. is facing an ongoing maternal and infant health crisis and in 2020 we are still among the most dangerous developed nations for a woman t ...
Continuing the conversation: Systemic racism affects the health of moms and babies

Continuing the conversation: Systemic racism affects the health of moms and babies

On Tuesday, June 11th March of Dimes hosted a Facebook Live event where panelists discussed systemic racism and the need for equity in maternal a ...
Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Heart disease and pregnancy-related deaths

Your heart during pregnancy During pregnancy, your heart has a lot more work to do than before. Your heart has to beat faster and pump mor ...
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 ...
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 ...
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

Black Maternal Health Week

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