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We Must Pay More Attention to Pregnant Women

July 23, 2018
By: Dr. Mary Pell Abernathy It all started out innocent enough. She was being induced because she had been treated for breast cancer during her pregnancy. The goal was to get her delivered early (37 weeks) so that she could continue her treatment for breast cancer and improve her chance of...
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Top #5Actions of the Past Week: July 13. 2018

July 13, 2018
Happy Friday! We're back with our handy list of top actions from the past week, ready for you to review, sign and share. This week we're focusing on real solutions to paid family and medical leave, and speaking out about maternal health, as well as breastfeeding. We're also eager to hear your...
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Support the Maternal Health Accountability Act and the Preventing Maternal Deaths Act

July 10, 2018
After 40 hours of labor and 6 hours pushing, [my daughter] was in fetal distress and I had to have an emergency c-section. If we hadn't had access to a good doctor, and appropriate care, we both would have died. As it is, she is my miracle, and I am so thankful we are here! Good prenatal care and...
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MomsRising at HRSA

July 9, 2018
On behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) invited MomsRising to attend an invitation-only, HRSA Maternal Mortality Summit, June 19-21, 2018. The Summit was a premier symposium to address the challenges and best practices to reduce...
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Birth Equity: Start by Supporting and Respecting Doulas

June 12, 2018
Every year at this time we celebrate mothers and fathers for the important role they play in supporting our families. And yet as a society we don’t do enough to truly help mothers who face unique challenges on the road to birthing and raising children. Between 700 and 1200 mothers die during...
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March for Moms Reflection

May 15, 2018
This was MomsRising’s second year as a co-sponsoring organization of March for Moms, an event that brings together organizations, experts and activists from around the nation to converge in Washington DC to uplift our nations maternal mortality and morbidity crisis. Out of all the developing...
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Tune in to this week's #RisersRadio Show: #LiftingOurNation

May 14, 2018
On the radio show this week we cover how people are getting information and what it means to have changing mediums; the new #KeepMarching book; what’s going on in immigration policy and how you can help; the latest on protecting kids electronic data and a report from the USOW; and why decreasing...
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A Mother's Day reflection on the legacy of lynching

May 11, 2018
As Mother’s Day approaches, I’ve found myself reflecting on the trip I took last month to the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama – both brainchildren of the brilliant civil rights attorney, Bryan Stevenson, the founder and...
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Share Your Birth Story With MomsRising!

May 11, 2018
We need your voice! Click here to s hare your birth/maternal story with us or share the story of someone you love! Everyone who becomes pregnant or gives birth should have access to a safe, healthy, and respectful experience. Access to health insurance and quality, equitable health care are a...
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Troubling Disparities in Maternal Health Costs Lives

May 4, 2018
A Maternal Justice chat discussing black women's maternal health with healthcare providers and birth workers who are addressing the troubling disparities that cost lives. Troubling Disparities in Maternal Health Costs Lives #MaternalJustice
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