A new CDC report on maternal mortality data from 2021 shows that the pandemic dramatically increased rates across races and ages, with black women experiencing the highest rates of mortality and morbidity, and access to care cited as one of the primary contributors. The industry responds to the data, and considers strategies as the government approaches the proposed end of the pandemic emergency measures and relaxed restrictions around digital care options. 

3/21, Becker's Hospital Review: Maternity care deserts a growing concern: 9 hospitals ending services

3/21, Fast Company: 'This could actually be catastrophic’: What the end of the public health emergency means for telehealth

3/20, Health Affairs: The Maternal Health Crisis Is A Consequence Of Design

3/16, The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Maternal Mortality Hits Highest Level Since 1965

3/16, The New York Times: Covid Worsened a Health Crisis Among Pregnant Women

3/16, The Washington Post: U.S. maternal mortality climbs dramatically during pandemic, study finds

3/1, MedPage Today: Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy Linked With Late-Life Cognition

From our partners:

GWU: Technology in Action: Can technology decrease in-person prenatal care visits but improve care? 

Medstar Health: Research Partnering with D.C. Mothers to Help Stop Preventable Birthing Harms.

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