Tag: maternal mortality

Midwifery care: Improving health outcomes for moms and babies

Midwifery care: Improving health outcomes for moms and babies

International Day of the Midwife is celebrated each year on May 5th. Below we discuss how midwifery care can help reduce maternal health disparit ...
Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia can also happen after you’ve given birth

Preeclampsia is a serious blood pressure condition that can happen after the 20th week of pregnancy or after giving birth (called postpartum pree ...
March of Dimes 2020 Report: Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.

March of Dimes 2020 Report: Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.

Getting quality maternity care can help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Unfortunately, not every woman in the U.S. gets good mat ...
Confronting hard truths: How systemic racism affects moms and babies

Confronting hard truths: How systemic racism affects moms and babies

Health disparities have existed for a very long time in this country, and unfortunately still do. Health disparities means different groups of pe ...
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 ...
Black History Month 2020

Black History Month 2020

Throughout the month of February, we celebrate Black History Month in the United States. It’s a time to honor the wonderful contributions made by ...
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 ...
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 m ...
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 ...