For mothers, caring for our heart health is one more way we can show love for our children.
State legislatures have been passing laws to restrict abortion at breakneck speeds in the last decade—and their latest strategy is to do so by granting rights to fetuses. These laws take away pregnant women’s rights, whether those women intend to terminate their pregnancies or to give birth.
Racism is the reason black mothers in the U.S. are far more likely to die of childbirth or pregnancy-related causes than white mothers.
The evidence is irrefutable: Racism is getting away with murder as the leading cause of maternal and infant deaths and premature births among Black women.
Reports of rampant sexual harassment and pregnancy discrimination have spurred investigations into the abuse of women workers who package and ship Verizon’s phones. As their findings come to the fore, advocates are now calling for action.
Just one day after the House of Representatives passed the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act, the U.S. Senate passed its companion bill—the Maternal Health Accountability Act.
Jazmine Headley went to a city office for a child care voucher so she could start a new job—instead, she got arrested and her baby was savagely ripped from her arms.
We need to start calling obstetric violence what it is.
A critical step toward narrowing the racial gap in maternal health outcomes is deceptively simple: We must listen to and trust women of color.
“I recognized that we can’t wait. The cavalry isn’t coming. I need to step up and do everything I can to make this a more just, humane world.”