maternal health

Patrisse Cullors speaking at the United State of Women Summit 2018

WATCH: Patrisse Cullors On How Midwifery Can Save Black Women's Lives

A new video and campaign address racial disparities in maternal death rates.

READ: Black Woman in Mississippi Charged With Second-Degree Murder After Stillbirth

Advocates fear this is the latest in a trend of women of color being criminalized for their pregnancy outcomes.

A brown, pregnant abdomen

[REPORT] Stress from Racism Linked to Maternal and Infant Mortality for Black Women

Reseachers investigate the impact of discrimination on the growing crisis.

A Maternity Care Desert Threatens Lower Income Women in Washington, D.C.

The closure of two labor and delivery wards in D.C.’s poorest neighborhoods presents a challenge for communities with already alarmingly high maternal and infant mortality rates.

#TBT: 'Granny Midwives' of the South

A look at the little-discussed but crucial league of black healthcare providers known as “granny midwives” who delivered poor and rural women’s babies in the South way before doctors and hospitals became the norm.

Black and white photo of a woman's pregnant body.

Detroit's Maternal Death Rate Three Times National Average

Racial health disparities are squarely to blame.

Haitian Moms Still Need Health Care

Families may still be struggling for food and shelter after the earthquake, but their need for everyday preventive health care is no less profound.

Pregnant Women Dying in New York

This year, maternal health advocates got the heartening news that the death rate of women in childbirth was declining worldwide, while the rate of child survival was improving ahead of earlier projections.