Congress Passes Maternal Mortality Prevention Bill!
Maternal Mortality Prevention Bill: The U.S. is one of just 13 countries around the globe – the only developed country – where the maternal mortality rate is increasing. One in five women in the U.S. live in healthcare provider shortage areas, which can lead to dangerous delays obtaining needed care during and following pregnancy and birth. We must work to improve this! This bill is one mechanism to help alleviate the significant pressures on many rural and urban communities, health systems, and women in need of access to qualified maternity care providers.
The U.S. is the only developed country where the maternal mortality rate is increasing!
Rural and urban hospitals are closing maternity units every week so shortages are getting worse.
1 in 5 women in the U.S. live in healthcare provider shortage areas and half of U.S. counties have NO maternity care providers.
Racial Disparities do NOT exist in birth centers that provide midwifery care!