Uninsured Pregnant Women: Impact on Infant and Maternal Mortality
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Uninsured Pregnant Women: Impact on Infant and Maternal Mortality Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Public Health of the Committee on Health, by United States

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Published by Government Printing Office .
Written in English

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Number of Pages43
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Open LibraryOL10115158M
ISBN 100160697158
ISBN 109780160697159

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  Alarming increases in maternal mortality in the Un ited States (with large, persistent disparities by race and ethnicity) have generated national attention and a search for policy solutions to promote maternal health. 1. Although the majority of maternal deaths occur during pregnancy .   The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas. Over three years, nearly pregnant or new mothers died in Texas. Its system for helping the uninsured thwarts women .   The Center for American Progress also released a policy paper in – Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality: A Comprehensive Policy Blueprint – that proposes states take a broad range of actions to address disparities, including: Improve access to critical services: Strengthen existing health programs and support reproductive health care. disparities in maternal health and maternal mortality. zzBetter health for women of childbearing age also means better health for their infants. States that have expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a 50 percent greater reduction in infant mortality than non-expansion states. zzThe uninsured rate for women of childbearing.

Historical demographers estimate that, in , enslaved infants died before 1 year of age at a rate times higher than that of White infants ( vs deaths per live births). 12 In comparison, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention figures from show that today non-Hispanic Black infant mortality is times higher than. Maternal mortality is three to four times higher for Black women than it is for white women, and Black women are more likely to experience complications during pregnancy and childbirth. There are existing, proven safety and quality improvement initiatives that need greater uptake to meaningfully improve health care outcomes for Black women.   Every year, women die of pregnancy related causes in the U.S., one of the worst maternal mortality rates among developed countries. A closer look shows racial disparities carry the statistic: Black women are 3 to 4 times more likely to die of pregnancy related causes than non-Hispanic white women regardless of education and socioeconomic status. Maternal death is devastating, with profound impact on infants, other children, partners, families and health care teams. The US ranks behind 40 nations in maternal deaths, and New York's maternal mortality rate is unacceptably high, ranking the State 47 out of

  Founded by Kathryn Hall-Trujillo, Birthing Project has been working for decades to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the US and abroad. Our editorial team sat down for a talk with the team’s International Medical Director, Dr. Sarpoma Sefa-Boakye, about Birthing Project’s passionate mission to save women’s and babies’ lives. This report is based on data from a NZ study of maternal nutrition and lifestyle factors and their impact on maternal and infant health outcomes (Watson & McDonald, , , , ).The study of pregnancy to six weeks after birth was funded by the NZ Ministry of Health, and a Health Research Council grant permitted infant follow-up to 18 months post-partum.   Inspired to address the black infant and maternal mortality crisis, Christin Farmer established Birthing Beautiful Communities in to serve the most impacted communities in Cleveland. Farmer had a vision to provide free quality care to black women throughout various stages of motherhood: pregnancy, delivery, and the child’s first year of.   For example, studies show that maternal mortality rates are three to four times higher for women who do not receive prenatal care, while access to .