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DC leaders: Fund the Birth-to-Three for All DC bill and leave Paid Family Leave alone!

September 12, 2018
So here’s a head scratcher for you: Just days before DC Mayor Muriel Bowser holds a Maternal and Infant Health Summit, she released a statement encouraging the DC Council to shift funding from the District’s Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016 to the comprehensive Birth-to-Three for All DC...
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Why Aren’t We Listening to Mothers?

September 12, 2018
Becoming a mom should be one of the best experiences of our lives. But for too many women who give birth in hospitals, childbirth itself isn’t the joyous event it should be. Instead, it’s fraught with frustration, medical interventions we don’t want or need, and health problems for moms and babies that were avoidable.
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Tell Congress to pass maternal health legislation now!

September 11, 2018
“Exhausted from labor, I had no idea what to even say or ask. I never ended up receiving an overview of the process, nor any information on what I should expect or do post-partum. I was in the hospital for four days post op. Four days of excruciating pain due to being undermedicated. Four days of...
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On C-sections, Maternal Health, & #MaternalJustice

September 10, 2018
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends an ideal C-section rate of 10 to 15 percent of all births or less. The current rate in the US is 31.5 percent, about one in three babies. Black women are more likely to have medically unnecessary C-sections and have a higher rate of maternal mortality...
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#YesWeCan On #RisersRadio This Week

September 4, 2018
On the radio show this week we talk about how we can work to end mass shootings, stop 3D guns, and deal with the ridiculous idea of arming teachers; we also cover tips for getting the support you need when you become pregnant and a mom; the latest in the fight for fair treatment of all immigrant...
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MomsRising advocates to Congress for the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

August 30, 2018
In order to tackle the maternal mortality crisis that plagues our nation, legislators are taking heed. One particular legislation includes The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act. The purpose is to support States in their work to save and sustain the health of mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and...
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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces the Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act

August 30, 2018
With maternal mortality rates on the rise in the United States, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announces new legislation to help reduce maternal deaths, help hospitals implement best practices to prevent women from dying before, during and after childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate in the industrialized world; the majority of these deaths are preventable. This crisis is even worse in communities of color, where Black women die at up to four times the rate of White women due to racial disparities in the U.S. health care system.
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Maternal Justice 7.30.18 States of Women’s Incarceration

August 7, 2018
July 30, 2018 #MaternalJustice Twitter chat with #Cut50, the Prison Policy Initiative, and MomsRising on the high rates of women’s mass incarceration in the U.S & what needs to be done to change this.
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Detained mothers are losing their pregnancies

July 30, 2018
Sign now to urge your U.S. Senators to support the Stop Shackling and Detaining Pregnant Women Act ! Take Action “I realized I was losing my son. It was his life that I was bleeding out. I was staining everything. I spent about eight days just lying down. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t do anything. I...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: July 27. 2018

July 27, 2018
This week we're calling out the Trump administration for its failure to reunite hundreds--perhaps more than 1,000--children with their parents or family members by yesterday's deadline. Every day, every hour, every moment that children remain separated from their parents means more terror and more...
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