Addressing the maternal and infant health crisis is not straightforward with one solution. It takes strategic and collaborative efforts in different areas to ultimately benefit thousands of moms, babies and families every day. Discover more here.
We're committed to ending preventable maternal health risks and death, ending preventable preterm birth and infant death and closing the health equity gap for all families. Learn more about our legacy and impact here.
Mental health challenges faced by mothers after receiving a diagnosis of birth defects in their children causes significant emotional burden and turmoil. Learn the importance of providing adequate support and resources to help these mothers cope with the mental health impact.
Indigenous Milk Medicine Week is a week-long event aimed at supporting Native American mothers in their breastfeeding journeys. Learn the importance of breastfeeding within Indigenous communities and the challenges faced by Native American mothers.
High blood pressure is a significant risk factor for preeclampsia, a condition that can be dangerous for both the mother and the baby. Women with high blood pressure should be closely monitored throughout their pregnancy to ensure early detection and proper management of preeclampsia.
Evidence shows midwifery care improves health outcomes for expecting mothers and infants. It contributes to reduced maternal and neonatal mortality rates, lower rates of interventions like cesarean sections, and improved satisfaction among mothers.
Racial disparities in maternal healthcare outcomes impact Black women greatly. Black Maternal Health Week emphasizes the need for increased awareness, support, and advocacy to address these disparities and improve health outcomes for Black moms.
Doulas are trained professionals who provide emotional and physical support to pregnant women and their families. Studies show that women who have doula support during childbirth tend to have shorter labors, fewer epidurals, and less need for medical intervention. Doulas also play a crucial role in postpartum care.
Discover five common myths about COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy. Pregnant individuals can safely receive COVID-19 vaccines and should consult with their healthcare providers for guidance. It is important to get accurate information to make informed decisions about vaccination.