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The mental health crisis facing Black mothers in the South

Like maternal health broadly, the problem falls along stark racial lines.

The draft abortion ruling that shook the states

Five things to help make sense of what it means.

Pregnant Ukrainian refugees struggle to get abortion care

“I can’t keep this baby, it reminds me all the time of what I’ve been through,” said one who called a hotline in Poland.

Why deaths by suicide often go uncounted in states’ maternal mortality studies

Suicide and overdose are both leading causes of preventable pregnancy-related death, which has only been exacerbated by the pandemic. But few states are keeping track of this relationship.

Around the World, Conflicting COVID-19 Vaccination Advice Puts Pregnant People At Risk

Pregnant people are at higher risk of severe COVID-19—but as they were excluded from major clinical vaccine trials, health authorities around the world cannot agree on whether they should be given the vaccine.

Coronavirus threatens an already strained maternal health system

On Wednesday, March 18, 28-year-old Latoyha Young and her mother, Thomasina Hayten, rushed to Sutter Health Hospital in Sacramento, believing that Young was in labor. Hospital staff sent her home — she wasn’t far enough…

When You’re Pregnant During a Pandemic

On February 27, I summited Mount Kilimanjaro and immediately had a desperate urge to pee. I should have known then, squatting in the snow next to the sign marking the summit, that I was pregnant.…

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