(NEW YORK) -- States that imposed strict abortion laws this year were already more likely to have significantly higher maternal and infant death rates as well as fewer doctors providing care to women, according to an analysis released Wednesday by an influential nonprofit research... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- After decades of researching respiratory syncytial virus, an illness especially dangerous for newborns and the elderly, scientists this week announced a major development in plans for a possible vaccine that could be available as soon as next year. "Among very young children,... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When Wanda Irving looks into the eyes of her 5-year-old granddaughter, Soleil, she said she instantly sees her daughter, Shalon Irving, whose death shortly after giving birth to Soleil has since shaped the trajectory of their lives. "She’s got her mom’s eyes... Read More.
Serena Williams is one of the most celebrated, decorated and beloved tennis stars of all time. But her superstar status as an Olympic medalist doesn't negate the fact that as a Black woman, she's at times overlooked and undervalued. In a personal essay for
(NEW YORK) -- As the United States continues to face the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations, the country's largest city is offering new support for expectant people. New York City will begin offering free doula access to families, Mayor Eric Adams announced Wednesday. The... Read More.
(ATLANTA) -- Maternal mortality rates in the U.S. rose during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic and racial disparities that existed before the pandemic were perpetuated, according to a new report published Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report looked... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Biden administration on Tuesday issued a "nationwide call to action" on the maternal health crisis in the United States, which continues to have the highest rate of maternal mortality among developed nations, according to researchers. Vice President Kamala Harris said in... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Naomi, a 37-year-old Black woman from Portland, Oregon, will have a doula by her side when she gives birth to her seventh child, a daughter, later this month. By using a doula -- a trained professional who provides support to moms before,... Read More.
By DR. ADJOA SMALLS-MANTEY, DR. ALEXIS E. CARRINGTON and DANIELLE GENET, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The maternal mortality crisis in the U.S. has long been a raw issue and the data makes it clear that it impacts Black women at twice... Read More.
By DANIELLE GENET and KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Iaishia Smith said she did not know what to expect during her first pregnancy three years ago. Smith said she had extreme thirst, extreme fatigue and swollen feet, all conditions... Read More.