Pennsylvania moms are facing a crisis. For far too long, too many mothers have died as a result of childbirth or pregnancy. The sad reality is that many of these deaths are preventable. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2021, a shocking 1,205 women died due to maternal causes nationally, a […]
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will soon be required to track the health issues that mothers go through during pregnancy and birth, as part of an effort to address the state’s high maternal death rates. The General Assembly sent a bill to Gov. Josh Shapiro’s desk last week that would require the Department of Health […]
The Associated Press spent a year examining how racial health disparities have harmed generations of Black Americans. From birth to death, Black Americans fare worse in measures of health compared to their white counterparts. They have higher rates of infant and maternal mortality, higher incidence of asthma during childhood, more difficulty treating mental illness as […]
The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides 24/7, free, confidential support before, during, and after pregnancy. The Hotline offers callers: Phone or text access to professional counselors Real-time support and information Response within a few minutes, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Resources Referrals to local and telehealth providers and support groups Culturally […]
Since 1980, Maternity Care Coalition has helped more than 145,000 families in Southeastern Pennsylvania. We focus on neighborhoods with high rates of poverty, infant mortality, health disparities, and changing immigration patterns. We work to ensure parents impacted by racial and social inequities in Southeastern Pennsylvania can birth with dignity, parent with autonomy and raise babies who are healthy, growing, and thriving. And we can’t do it alone.