Maternal Health: In the News

Huge Racial Disparities Found in Deaths Linked to Pregnancy
New York Times. May 7, 2019.

The danger of being pregnant and black in America
The Guardian. May 2, 2019.

How doulas help women with maternal health
NJTV news. March 25, 2019.

Reducing Maternal Mortality
New York Times. March 5, 2019.

This hospital modeled itself after the Apple Store, and lets pregnant mothers use gadgets to monitor their health at home
CNBC. March 4, 2019.

The Power of Love: Why maternal depression is an economic mobility issue [Report]
Brookings. January 31, 2019.

'4th Trimester' Problems Can Have Long-Term Effects On A Mom's Health
NPR. January 24, 2019.

America is Failing its Black Mothers
Harvard Public Health. Winter 2019.

Reducing infant mortality starts with listening to women in this city
PBS News Hour. December 27, 2018.

Ovia Health Celebrates 11 Million Women And Families, Launches New Partnership To Help Women Make The Best Delivery Decisions [Press release]
MarketWatch. December 20, 2018.

Why so little is done to help new mums cope
The Economist. December 13, 2018.

One Twin’s Difficult Birth Puts a Project Designed to Reduce C-Sections to the Test
Kaiser Health News. November 27, 2018.

America Is Blaming Pregnant Women for Their Own Deaths
New York Times. November 16, 2018.

First Steps to Healthy Babies: Program aims to reduce opioid-affected births at rural hospitals
MinnPost. November 12, 2018.

How Hospitals Can Tackle The Maternal Mortality Crisis
NPR. November 6, 2018.

More U.S. Women Dying From Childbirth. How One State Bucks the Trend
PEW. October 23, 2018.

Congress seeks answers from hospitals on childbirth safety, citing USA TODAY investigation
USA Today. October 11, 2018.

Maternal deaths represent the canary in the coal mine for women’s health
STAT News. August 22, 2018.

Most Maternal Deaths for Black Women in Texas Are Preventable
Rewire News. August 21, 2018.

Number of pregnant women addicted to opioids soared over 15 years, CDC says
USA Today. August 10, 2018.

The Doctor Doesn’t Listen to Her. But the Media is Starting To
The Atlantic. August 10, 2018.

Number of Pregnant Women Abusing Opioids Skyrockets
Roll Call. August 9, 2018.

Maternal Mortality: An American Crisis
CBS News. August 5, 2018.

The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America
New York Times. August 4, 2018.

AHA Op-Ed: Hospitals Working to Improve Maternal Health
American Hospital Association. August 1, 2018.

Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren’t doing it.
USA Today. July 27, 2018.

De Blasio Administration Launches Comprehensive Plan to Reduce Maternal Deaths and Life-Threatening Complications from Childbirth Among Women of Color
City of New York. July 20, 2018.

Why America’s Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis
New York Times. April 11, 2018.

California Decided It Was Tired of Women Bleeding to Death in Childbirth
Vox. June 29, 2017.

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