Maternal Health Disparities

What is maternal health?

Maternal health refers to women's health during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period (up to 6 months after giving birth). Each year in the US, about 700 women die from pregnancy or delivery related problems, and many of these deaths are preventable.

Why is CEAL focusing on maternal health?

People from racially and ethnically diverse groups, those who are young or of advanced maternal age, and those with disabilities have higher rates of pregnancy-related problems and deaths.