Small Piece of the Stimulus Has Ambitious Aim of Saving Mothers’ Lives

The expansion of Medicaid is an effort to address the highest maternal death rate among wealthy nations.

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The Psychic Toll of a Pandemic Pregnancy

Women who had Covid while expecting experienced guilt, shame and unhealthy levels of stress.

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Protecting Your Birth: A Guide For Black Mothers

How racism can impact your pre- and postnatal care — and advice for speaking to your Ob-Gyn about it.

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What’s Missing in the Effort to Stop Maternal Deaths

The U.S. could prevent two-thirds of deaths during or within a year of pregnancy, research suggests.

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Childbirth in Venezuela, Where Women’s Deaths Are a State Secret

We spent weeks following women inside the country’s health care system, which has been crippled by a broken economy overseen by an increasingly authoritarian government.

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