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Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color

Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color

The stress that a pregnant Black women experiences every day can be decreased by providing easy access to prenatal care, and an environment that insures that women feel respected, cared for and fully supported, Clinics that make getting care stressful by treating clients with disrespect or operating on race and gender stereotypes can add a new source of trauma, further endangering women during the vulnerable time that is pregnancy.

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

Many Nurses Lack Knowledge Of Health Risks To Mothers After Childbirth

The maternal mortality rate in the U.S. is the highest among affluent nations. Researchers believe that with better education, postpartum nurses could help mothers identify life-threatening complications.

Cuyahoga County churches mobilize to reduce infant mortality Cuyahoga County churches mobilize to reduce infant mortality

Cuyahoga County churches mobilize to reduce infant mortality

Ministers in Cleveland and inner-ring suburbs are preaching the gospel about prenatal care and safe sleep in an initiative to reduce infant mortality.

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

Black Mothers Keep Dying After Giving Birth. Shalon Irving's Story Explains Why

Wanda Irving holds her granddaughter, Soleil, in front of a portrait of Soleil's mother, Shalon, at her home in Sandy Springs, Ga. Wanda is raising Soleil since Shalon died of complications due to hypertension a few weeks after giving birth.

Report Recommends Economic Approach To Fighting Infant Mortality In Ohio Report Recommends Economic Approach To Fighting Infant Mortality In Ohio

Report Recommends Economic Approach To Fighting Infant Mortality In Ohio

For years, efforts to fight Ohio’s infant mortality rate have focused on health care, both for babies and expecting mothers. A new report says addressing economic issues might be just as effective.

A conversation we need to have about women’s health A conversation we need to have about women’s health

A conversation we need to have about women’s health

Ashley Green shares her story of a devasting postpartum experience

 

 

Parenting Truths Parenting Truths

Parenting Truths

Parenting Truths Parenting Truths

Parenting Truths

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

Samantha Pierce of Cleveland has a 7-year-old daughter, Camryn. In 2009, Pierce gave premature birth to twins. The babies did not survive. Scientists say black women lead more stressful lives, which makes them more likely to give birth prematurely and puts their babies at risk of dying.

Safe Sleep Safe Sleep

Safe Sleep

SIDs stands for sudden infant death syndrome. This term describes the sudden, unexplained death of an infant younger than 1 year of age. Some people call SIDS “crib death,” because many babies who die of SIDS are found in their cribs. However, cribs don’t cause SIDS.  Health care providers don’t know exactly what causes SIDS, but they do know:  The back sleep position is the safest, and every sleep time counts.

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