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Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe maternal morbidity

Residents in majority-Black neighborhoods experience higher rates of severe maternal morbidity

Undocumented pregnant women in Finland receive inadequate prenatal care, study shows

Undocumented pregnant women in Finland receive inadequate prenatal care, study shows

Despite modest progress, maternal and child undernutrition remains a key health concern

Despite modest progress, maternal and child undernutrition remains a key health concern

Study: Having children three years apart can prevent child stunting

Study: Having children three years apart can prevent child stunting

Researchers to conduct large meta-analysis of fetomaternal complications in COVID-19

Researchers to conduct large meta-analysis of fetomaternal complications in COVID-19

Adequate spacing between births can reduce stunting in children

Adequate spacing between births can reduce stunting in children

Study shows the impact of paid maternity leave on maternal health

Study shows the impact of paid maternity leave on maternal health

Medicaid expansion in New York associated with reduction in severe maternal morbidity

Medicaid expansion in New York associated with reduction in severe maternal morbidity

Trump administration approves first Medicaid block grant, in Tennessee

Trump administration approves first Medicaid block grant, in Tennessee

Study examines how obesity affected postpartum hemorrhage outcomes at a tertiary care center

Study examines how obesity affected postpartum hemorrhage outcomes at a tertiary care center

WHO and HRP launch “Labour Care Guide” to improve women’s experience of childbirth

WHO and HRP launch “Labour Care Guide” to improve women’s experience of childbirth

Iceland joins with WHO to support work towards integrated brain health

Iceland joins with WHO to support work towards integrated brain health

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging

Maternal stress may lead to preterm births, accelerate child's biological aging

Bangladesh women living in poorer households reluctant to use maternal health care

Bangladesh women living in poorer households reluctant to use maternal health care

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