What Happened, What You Missed: September 19-23


CDC: 80% of Pregnancy Deaths Are Preventable More than four out of five pregnancy-related deaths could have been avoided, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  Highlighting the role of health disparities, the report found non-Hispanic Black mothers were three times more likely to die than white mothers, and that […]

Will Momentum on Maternal Health Legislation Continue?


The state of maternal health is quite bleak in the US, where women are more likely to die from childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than their counterparts in other developed countries.  After years of advocacy, legislation was enacted that allows states to extend post-partum health care coverage.  Could this mean more legislative proposals on maternal health could be […]