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Black American mothers are three times more likely to die in pregnancy compared with white mothers.
Roughly half of preterm births are preventable, caused by environmental and economic factors and inadequate access to prenatal health care.
Researchers point to food insecurity as a driver of high blood pressure in racial and ethnic groups.
Inequality, structural racism and unemployment rates all play a role in the likelihood of preterm births.
The findings underscore the need for pregnant people to get vaccinated and take other precautions.
As sexually transmitted infections surge nationwide, a California law—the first of its kind—requires health insurance to cover home tests.
Black moms-to-be living in neighborhoods demarcated by the old racist housing policy known as redlining face worse pregnancy outcomes.
Medical experts call on Congress to address the fact that Black women are three to four times more likely to die after giving birth.
Shantana tells her rheumatoid arthritis story, offers advice and encouragement for others with the disease
They want to protect themselves and shun a health system that has contributed to childbirth disparities among Black and white women.
Older fathers can also experience male infertility and poor sperm quality that may jeopardize the health of both mother and child.
Fertility numbers vary widely nationwide, but only two states show birth rates high enough to repopulate those areas.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion’s life was at risk following the delivery of her daughter.
Black mothers are three to four times more likely to die following birth than white mothers.
Jennifer Hudson is more committed than ever to ending violence against women and girls.
Studies show that thousands of women across the country are discriminated against because of pregnancy-related issues
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