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November 15, 2019 In The News

Medical researchers and providers consider a woman's postpartum period to be up to 12 months after the delivery of baby, but too often, health insurance doesn't see it the same way.

October 22, 2019 In The News

My assignment for this story was originally to highlight people who have dedicated themselves to combating the black maternal mortality crisis.

September 16, 2019 In The News
“I have taken trauma and turned it into triumph,” says Brittany “Tru” Kellman, founder of Jamaa Birth Village in Ferguson, Mo. At the age of 13, Kellman found herself in an unfamiliar city, running away from a violent home, and pregnant. At 37 weeks into her pregnancy, a physician decided to induce her labor without explanation. When she got to the hospital, she was further traumatized at the hands of her care providers.
September 4, 2019 In The News

Tucked somewhere in the cluttered corner of a stranger’s iPhone is evidence of my joy. It’s a 30-second video of me Milly Rocking, two-stepping in three-inch heels and a black spandex dress chosen specifically for this moment.

April 12, 2019 In The News

In February 2017, U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood's close friend, Dr. Shalon Irving, died three weeks after giving birth to a baby girl. Irving, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps and an epidemiologist, was just 36 years old.

April 10, 2019 In The News
A record number of women were elected to Congress last year, and two congresswomen are showing their power by shining a spotlight on critical women’s issues.
April 9, 2019 In The News
On Tuesday morning, Democratic lawmakers Reps. Lauren Underwood and Alma Adams announced the creation of the Black Maternal Health Caucus.
April 9, 2019 In The News
National studies indicate that the mortality rate for Black mothers is significantly higher than it is for their White counterparts, but there hasn't been a concerted focus on this issue at the federal level — until now. On Tuesday, Reps. Alma Adams and Lauren Underwood announced they're forming a Black Maternal Health Caucus that they say is aimed at researching and developing policies to combat the problem.
April 9, 2019 In The News
Reps. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) and Alma Adams (D-N.C.) announced Tuesday morning that they have created a Black Maternal Health Caucus.