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U.S. pregnancy-related deaths rising

Pregnancy-related deaths are on the rise in the U.S., and those facing the greatest risk are black women, Native Americans, and Alaska natives, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Roughly 700…

Why black women face a high risk of pregnancy complications

Black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and a big reason for the disparity may be racism, say experts. “It’s…

Tackling perinatal depression with the help of peers

Two new research studies from India and Pakistan suggest that women without formal health training can help other women suffering from perinatal depression. Perinatal depression—depression that occurs during pregnancy or within the first year after a woman has…

America is Failing its Black Mothers

For decades, Harvard Chan alumni have shed light on high maternal mortality rates in African American women. Finally, policymakers are beginning to pay attention.

'Team Birth Project' aims to curb C-sections, improve birth outcomes

While common, Cesarean sections (C-sections) pose risks for children and mothers, including longer recovery periods, increased risk of infections, and the possibility of injuries and even death. Moreover, many C-sections aren’t medically necessary, according to experts. To reduce…