maternal health

Should Ohio candidates be able to use campaign funds on child care costs?

BY: - June 23, 2021

If Ohio wants a more diverse set of political candidates, state Sen. Tina Maharath believes the campaign rules should be more favorable to busy parents. Maharath, a Columbus Democrat, proposes the way to do that is to allow candidates to use donations to pay for child care costs while they are on the campaign trail. […]

Heartbreaking stories of Black maternal deaths, pregnancy complications, racism related at hearing

BY: - May 7, 2021

WASHINGTON — When U.S. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri was pregnant with her first child, Zion, she saw a sign in her doctor’s office encouraging her to speak up about anything unusual she was feeling. She did so, telling her physician that she was having severe pains, but her concerns were swiftly dismissed. The doctor […]

‘It’s not fine.’ Black mothers and babies are dying in Ohio.

BY: - January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — Black mothers and babies are dying at staggering rates in Ohio and around the country.   The national statistics are alarming: black women are three to four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related issues than white women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. American Indian women are also more than […]

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Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus sets 2020 goals for reproductive rights, health

BY: - January 14, 2020

Just weeks after the birth of her twin daughters in 2004, state Rep. Erica Crawley, D-Columbus, went to an emergency room with severe abdominal pain. At the time, she was breastfeeding her girls, and was still recovering from the trauma of their emergency C-section. She sat in the waiting room for hours in pain. She […]