New research published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that my home state of Texas’ maternal mortality rate doubled between 2010 and 2012.
Jennie Joseph’s philosophy is simple: Treat patients like the people they are. The British native has found this goes a long way when it comes to her midwifery practice and the health of Black mothers and babies.
What could help women like Ashleigh, who have private health care insurance coverage that still leaves them on the hook for hundreds or thousands of dollars?
Maternal mortality is mainly associated with the developing world, but it’s also a growing threat to women in parts of the U.S. where living conditions are just as harsh.
In “The American Dream,” quietly released last November, Black women share their pregnancy and childbirth experiences in their own voices, an intentional device.
Earlier this month, Choices in Childbirth and Childbirth Connection, a program of the National Partnership of Women and Families, released a report and advocacy toolkit called….
While lack of access to health care has certainly contributed to maternal and infant death in the Black community, it doesn’t account for the extreme racial disparities seen in pregnancy-related outcomes. A growing body of evidence indicates that social, economic and psychological factors play a role as well.
Ancient Song Doula Services is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that was created by Chanel Porchia, a mother of four, who wanted to provide positive and individualistic maternity and infant support services to women in Brooklyn who might not be able to afford them.
While the Affordable Care Act has significantly improved access to health insurance and preventive care, some important types of care for pregnant women were left out of the health-care reform law, namely doula care.
With the right care, it’s very possible Gibson and her infant would have survived.