Category: Maternal Health

Black Maternal Health Caucus Co-Chairs Underwood & Adams Celebrate Historic Momnibus Investments Included in Energy & Commerce Committee Build Back Better Markup

The Energy & Commerce Committee advanced critical investments from the Momnibus, including funding to address social determinants of maternal health, grow and diversify the perinatal workforce, and support community-based organizations working to promote maternal health equity Black Maternal Health Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) and Rep. Alma Adams (NC-12) applauded the Energy and Commerce Committee for advancing critical investments from […]

Maternal and Child Outcomes Reported by Breastfeeding Women Following Messenger RNA COVID-19 Vaccination

Clinical trials for both the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 and Moderna messenger RNA (mRNA)-1273 COVID-19 vaccines demonstrated ability to prevent infection and severe disease, leading to emergency use authorization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in December 2020.1,2 The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine have recommended that these […]

Postpartum depression on the rise, especially for women of color, during COVID-19 pandemic

Although the California Department of Public Health has not released figures on the number of women with postpartum depression since 2018, experts say that an increase in calls from women asking for help from local nonprofit organizations, along with lengthening hospital waiting lists, indicate that postpartum depression cases may have increased dramatically over the course […]

COVID-19 Q&A with Heidi Murkoff and Dr. Anthony Fauci

Heidi Murkoff sat down with Dr. Anthony Fauci to answer your top questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. The two discuss everything from why getting vaccinated is a safe choice for expectant parents to the best ways to keep your little ones protected.

New CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccination Safe for Pregnant People

“CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible Delta variant and […]

Pregnant, Unvaccinated and Intubated: Case Surge Alarms Doctors

More young and healthy pregnant people are ending up hospitalized on ventilators, delivering babies prematurely and sometimes dying from Covid-19 during the delta-fueled spike in cases. Doctors across the country are reporting this trend, not seen in previous surges, largely in the South but also in states like California and Washington. As of Aug. 14, […]