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Survey: 1 in 4 Pregnant Women Feel Ignored or Dismissed by Health Care Providers as Maternal Health Disparities Persist

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Pregnant women who are Black, live in a rural area or have a household income under $50,000 experience significant disparities in maternity care, a What to Expect survey found. In May and June 2022, What to Expect surveyed 1,406 women who were either pregnant or had given birth within the last 12 months about their maternity care. Key findings: 1 in 4 pregnant women have felt ignored or dismissed by a maternity care…
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Celebrating WTEP’s 8th annual #BumpDay – 20 July

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This month, I am happy to spotlight the What to Expect Project (WTEP), a PMNCH member of the NGO constituency that is holding its 8th annual #BumpDay initiative on 20 July.  Every day, more than 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy or childbirth worldwide, and there are currently vast disparities in care based on where a mom lives, her ability to pay and the color of their skin.  Founded…
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COVID-19 Q&A with Heidi Murkoff and Dr. Vivek Murthy (U.S. Surgeon General)

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What to Expect creator and What To Expect Project founder, Heidi Murkoff sat down with Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General, 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…
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Maternal Health in the Build Back Better Act

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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….
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Maternal Health

Survey: 1 in 4 Pregnant Women Feel Ignored or Dismissed by Health Care Providers as Maternal Health Disparities Persist

whattoexpect.com
News & Press

Celebrating WTEP’s 8th annual #BumpDay – 20 July

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GHC Member Spotlight: What to Expect Project

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News & Press Advocacy

Moore, Warren, Booker Introduce Mamas First Act

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News & Press Maternal Health

The U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Surged by Nearly 20% in 2020

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Maternal Health Advocacy

What States Can Do to Improve Black Maternal Mental Health

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Q&A with Heidi Murkoff and Dr. Vivek Murthy (U.S. Surgeon General)

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Maternal Health Advocacy

Expanding Postpartum Medicaid Coverage

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Severe Maternal Morbidity Is Substantially Underestimated in US

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

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Advocacy

Maternal Health in the Build Back Better Act

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Maternal Health Advocacy

Maternal Health Call to Action Summit

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Maternal Health

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

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News & Press Maternal Health Advocacy

Tricare to Cover Doulas, Lactation Consultants for Some Starting Jan. 1

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Maternal Health Advocacy News & Press

244 Organizations Sent a Letter In Support of Swiftly Enacting the Historic Maternal Health Investments in the #BuildBackBetter Act

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Maternal Health Advocacy Global Outreach

Evaluation of Big Belly Business Program Pilot in Liberia

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Q&A with Heidi Murkoff and Dr. Rochelle Walensky

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Maternal Health

Medicaid Expansion Narrows Maternal Health Coverage Gaps, But Racial Disparities Persist

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccines for People Who Would Like to Have a Baby

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News & Press Maternal Health Advocacy

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

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COVID-19 News & Press Maternal Health

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

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Maternal Health COVID-19

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

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COVID-19

Maternal Health & the COVID-19 Vaccine w/ Heidi Murkoff and Dr. Leana Wen

COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

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News & Press Advocacy Global Outreach

Rep. Houlahan Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Bump Day

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Advocacy

Senate Passes Durbin, Collins Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing Important Work Of Doulas

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COVID-19

Coronavirus and Pregnancy: What You Should Know – John Hopkins Medicine

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News & Press

Heidi and Erik Murkoff Receive the Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award

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COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine Under 5 Q&A with Heidi Murkoff and Dr. Vivek Murthy, U.S. Surgeon General.

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News & Press

FACT SHEET:Biden Administration Announces Operational Plan for COVID-⁠19 Vaccinations for Children Under 5

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How lack of access to abortion can impact women’s health

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Celebrating National Doula Week 2022

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Maternal Health

WHO recommendations on maternal and newborn care for a positive postnatal experience

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