(NEW YORK) -- The United States continues to be one of the "most dangerous developed nations" for childbirth, according to a new report released Thursday by March of Dimes, a nonprofit organization focused on improving the health of pregnant people and babies.The U.S. earned... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- When Carolina Pino was pregnant, she discovered she lived in a so-called maternal care desert, a county with limited or no access to maternity care services.Pino said the closest hospital where she could deliver her baby was more than 20 miles... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first maternal vaccine intended to help protect newborns against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). The vaccine would be given during late pregnancy to reduce the risk of severe RSV infection among newborns.However, the... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Maternal mortality rates doubled for every race and ethnicity in the past two decades, according to a new modeling study.Researchers estimated maternal mortality rates -- which includes the death of women occurring up to one year after the end of pregnancy... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A majority of OBGYNs say the overturning of Roe v. Wade last summer is linked to more maternal deaths, according to a new survey released early Wednesday from KFF.The decision -- known as Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization -- determined... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Maternal mortality rates in the United States continue to rise and Black women continue to be most affected, new data shows.Deaths of women during and just after pregnancy have been steadily increasing over the past few years, according to a report... Read More.
(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.