Ohio Black Maternal Health Caucus

‘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 […]