MIKE STOBBE and MARILYNN MARCHIONE / The Associated PressMay 7, 2019
"An American mom today is 50% more likely to die in childbirth than her own mother was," says a Harvard Medical School obstetrician. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Robert Reich / TruthdigFeb 4, 2018
Donald Trump's voters bought a lot of what he said during his campaign, but in his first year as president he's often done the opposite of what he assured Americans before taking office. Dig deeper ( 5 Min. Read )
Julia Conley / Common DreamsJan 17, 2018
Having a baby can leave a family thousands of dollars in debt, underscoring the difference between maternal care in the U.S. and industrialized nations with universal health care. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Katherine Ellison and Nina Martin / ProPublicaDec 24, 2017
The rate of life-threatening problems for new mothers in the U.S. more than doubled in two decades due to pre-existing conditions, medical errors and unequal access to care. Dig deeper ( 19 Min. Read )
Nina Martin/ ProPublica, and Renee Montagne/ NPRDec 7, 2017
In the U.S., they die at three to four times the rate of white mothers, one of the widest of all racial disparities in women’s health. Dig deeper ( 29 Min. Read )
Adriana Gallardo and Nina MartinSep 6, 2017
A study shows more than half the country’s rural counties don’t have hospitals with obstetric services, and women of color are being hit hardest. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
By Nina Martin / ProPublicaAug 25, 2016
Two new reports show that pregnancy-related deaths and severe obstetrical complications rose as the state slashed funding for family planning, but researchers and state officials say more information is needed to understand the trend. Dig deeper ( 6 Min. Read )
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