Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus
Doula services could soon be covered by Medicaid after racial equity bill passes Ohio House
The following article was originally published on News5Cleveland.com and is published in the Ohio Capital Journal under a content-sharing agreement. Unlike other OCJ articles, it is not available for free republication by other news outlets as it is owned by WEWS in Cleveland. A bill that is aiming to combat racial disparities in infant […]
‘It’s not fine.’ Black mothers and babies are dying in Ohio.
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 […]
Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus sets 2020 goals for reproductive rights, health
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 […]