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By Ali Rogin, Kaisha Young
In a yearlong investigation, Capital B national health reporter Margo Snipe examined how disinvestment in health care systems that served predominantly Black communities led to maternal health care deserts and worsened outcomes.
By Laura Santhanam, Nicole Ellis, Casey Kuhn
A CDC report shows maternal deaths nearly doubled over three years, with over 1,200 deaths in 2021. Rural communities, where maternal mortality is almost double urban rates, struggle to access lifesaving maternal healthcare. With support from the Pulitzer Center and…
By Stephanie Sy, Maea Lenei Buhre
The CDC released two reports about mortality rates for mothers and babies in America and they include some stark racial divides. New mothers are dying at higher rates than mothers in any other industrialized nation. And while the overall rate…
By William Brangham, Courtney Norris, Laura Santhanam
For years, the United States has been considered one of the unsafest places to give birth among developed nations. That has been especially true for Black women during the height of the COVID pandemic.
By Laura Santhanam
By Gabrielle Hays
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.
When faced with this kind of infection, “it’s all about getting care quickly,” experts say. But abortion restrictions and bans complicate access to care, putting more pregnant people's lives at risk.
Four out of 10 births in the U.S. are paid for by Medicaid. Starting this month, pregnant and postpartum people are eligible to receive coverage 12 months after delivery to expand access and improve health outcomes for new parents and…
In our news wrap Wednesday, two drugmakers, Sanofi and Glaxo-Smith-Kline, say they hope to get another COVID vaccine on the market soon as they seek regulatory approval in the U.S. and Europe. Also, new government data shows deaths of pregnant…
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. has a problem with maternal mortality, especially for women of color. Black infants are more than twice as likely to die as white infants; black women are three to four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes…
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