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Women living in least restrictive states are more likely to give birth to low-birth weight babies

Women living in least restrictive states are more likely to give birth to low-birth weight babies

Ground-breaking maternal health trial starts across 80 hospitals in Asia and Africa

Ground-breaking maternal health trial starts across 80 hospitals in Asia and Africa

New report estimates the global burden of stillbirths

New report estimates the global burden of stillbirths

COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to child and maternal health services, show surveys

COVID-19 pandemic has caused major disruptions to child and maternal health services, show surveys

Historical redlining associated with adverse birth outcomes

Historical redlining associated with adverse birth outcomes

Study reveals women’s experiences in maternity care based on insurance type

Study reveals women’s experiences in maternity care based on insurance type

Age and diabetes the biggest risk factors for death in pregnant COVID-19 patients

Age and diabetes the biggest risk factors for death in pregnant COVID-19 patients

Policies increase childbirth in health facilities

Policies increase childbirth in health facilities

Pregnancy and fetal outcomes with COVID-19

Pregnancy and fetal outcomes with COVID-19

Study highlights the need for improved access to midwifery units

Study highlights the need for improved access to midwifery units

Pregnancy-related public health programs effective at reducing maternal mortality rates

Pregnancy-related public health programs effective at reducing maternal mortality rates

Sepsis killing more people than earlier thought

Sepsis killing more people than earlier thought

Sepsis deaths found to be much higher than previously estimated

Sepsis deaths found to be much higher than previously estimated

Study examines within-hospital racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity rates

Study examines within-hospital racial and ethnic disparities in severe maternal morbidity rates

Study reveals the staggering cost of childbirth

Study reveals the staggering cost of childbirth

Study explores the impact of Medicaid managed care on obstetrical care and birth outcomes

Study explores the impact of Medicaid managed care on obstetrical care and birth outcomes

Black mothers get less treatment for postpartum depression than other moms

Black mothers get less treatment for postpartum depression than other moms

Rural women experience higher rates pregnancy complications than urban peers

Rural women experience higher rates pregnancy complications than urban peers

State-of-the-art expert reviews provide insights into vitamin D research

State-of-the-art expert reviews provide insights into vitamin D research

UIC and IDPH receive $9.5 million grant to improve maternal outcomes in Illinois

UIC and IDPH receive $9.5 million grant to improve maternal outcomes in Illinois