New data from the March of Dimes shows an increase in America's maternity care 'deserts' as hospitals and labor and delivery units are suspending services or closing across the country. The report emphasizes the importance of addressing social determinants of health to achieve better outcomes, though some are more effective than others. Clinical risk is also still at issue as hypertensive rates of pregnancy are on the rise.

10/12, Vox: America’s STI crisis is actually a maternal care crisis.

10/12, Fortune: Routine births are turning into moneymaking ‘emergency’ events at hospitals that work with private equity-backed staffing companies

10/11, STAT News: Maternity care ‘deserts’ on the rise across the U.S., report finds

10/5, Patient Engagement HIT: Which Social Determinants of Health Interventions Yield Best ROI?

9/28, SAGE Journals: “I just want us to be heard”: A qualitative study of perinatal experiences among women of color

September, MDEdge: An epidemic of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

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