Category: Maternal Health

Maternal Health in the Build Back Better Act

Maternal health is receiving new attention by policymakers in the U.S. who are trying to address pregnancy-related deaths, particularly the substantially higher rates among Black and American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) people compared to other racial and ethnic groups. The Build Back Better Act (BBBA) includes several provisions aimed at improving maternal health, particularly for people of color. The […]

Covid vaccinations lag among pregnant Americans amid surge in cases

For many people, the thin red line on a pregnancy test ushers in countless changes. You change what you eat and drink, how you exercise and socialize and sleep, and keep careful track of what medications you should and shouldn’t take. But for many Americans, there’s one choice they largely haven’t made: getting vaccinated. About […]

Maternal Health Call to Action Summit

10:00 AM – Vice President Harris Delivers Opening Remarks 10:25 AM – Panel 1: Build Back Better by Improving Maternal Health 11:15 AM – Panel 2: 1-on-1 Conversation Vice President Harris with Allyson Felix 11:40 AM – Panel 3: Role of Men in Maternal Health 12:15 PM – Panel 4: Systemic Challenges with Maternal Health […]

Identifying Maternal Depression

Pregnancy can be an exciting time in a woman’s life, but it can also bring challenges. Many women experience the baby blues after giving birth, and some women develop symptoms of depression that are more intense, long lasting, and can interfere with daily activities. Mothers with depression feel sad, hopeless, and have little interest in […]

What We See in the Shameful Trends on U.S. Maternal Health

The United States has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developed world. To understand why, look at the states … One of every five women of reproductive age in Southern states live in counties with a high risk of death and other poor maternal health outcomes, such as post-partum hemorrhage, pre-eclampsia and […]