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A doula’s work covers not only when a person is pregnant but also the postpartum period. It is a time health professionals say is crucial but the healthcare system does not often care for people long after they give birth.
By Gabrielle Hays
During the visit, Harris highlighted the good work health professionals do while addressing the systemic inequalities many minority women face when going through childbirth.
By News Desk
Vice President Kamala Harris led a meeting of the full cabinet of President Joe Biden on Wednesday to discuss the issue of maternal health.
An Argentinian lagoon turns an unnatural pink, a new Minnesota law provides alternative environments for incarcerated postpartum women and their babies and the Washington Football team bans Native American costumes and face paint from its stadium. Check out these stories…
By Deema Zein, Julia Griffin
By Associated Press
Biological fathers in Utah will be legally required to pay half of a woman’s out-of-pocket pregnancy costs under a new law unique to the state.
By Karla Murthy
Thousands of women in the U.S. have given birth over the last month, many in the very hospitals where medical professionals have been preparing for an onslaught of patients stricken with COVID-19. NewsHour Weekend Special Correspondent Karla Murthy spoke with…
By Stephanie Sy
Researchers are trying to better understand the biology of stress and its impact on child health. Now, data suggests those connections may form as early as the womb, with studies indicating frequent and prolonged adversity for pregnant women can affect…
By Laura Santhanam
This latest government study shows black women still remain less likely than white women to choose to breastfeed.
By Roberta K. Timothy, The Conversation
As we celebrate moms this Mother’s Day, let's remember that maternal health is a right that many do not enjoy.
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