New Report Finds U.S. Women Have Highest Maternal Mortality Rate

From Commonwealth Fund The maternal mortality crisis in the United States is well documented: US women have the highest maternal mortality rate among high-income countries, while Black women are almost three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than white women. But maternal deaths and complications may herald wider US failures in women’s health …

New White Paper Seeks to Improve Maternal Immunization Rates

Despite the well-documented evidence on the efficacy, safety, and benefits of maternal immunization and the advice of healthcare providers, many pregnant women do not receive the essential vaccines that protect their babies against influenza, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (Tdap). Only 40.3 percent of pregnant women received both influenza and Tdap vaccines in 2019-2020, with rates …