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The quest to stop unnecessary deaths of Black birthing people.
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UCLA study answers some of the questions expectant mothers have had since early in the pandemic, when so much was unknown.
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More women have been opting for home birth as hospitals postponed or moved most of their health care online due to COVID-19.
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About 2% of the country’s 15,000 licensed midwives are Black. In Southern California, there are about 120 licensed midwives, but only seven of them are Black.
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A couple dreamed of having children. But their hopes and plans did not include lockdown, loneliness, and a chaotic, overwhelmed health care system.
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Alaska women who live in rural and remote communities usually travel to city centers to give birth — against incredible geographical odds. It hasn’t always been this way. COVID-19 has made a hard trip even more daunting.
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Rural women in Alaska must travel long distances for prenatal care and hospital births. Now, COVID-19 has shut down major routes and reduced transportation.
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This week we’re at home with Alexius Hill, a Memphis-based young mother who chose to give birth at home despite her family and friends’ concerns about doing so. We discuss the stigma around home births and explore the radical work of full-spectrum doulas.
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For families preparing to bring newborns into the world, the coronavirus has disrupted prenatal care and birthing plans, sometimes leading to canceled appointments and limited visitors in hospital delivery rooms.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Gabrielle Horton, a participant in the Impact Fund Fellowship. Her project is an audio-first docuseries exploring what it means to be a Black person having a baby in the United States today. ...



The Center for Health Journalism’s two-day symposium on domestic violence will provide reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The first day will take place on the USC campus on Friday, March 17. The Center has a limited number of $300 travel stipends for California journalists coming from outside Southern California and a limited number of $500 travel stipends for those coming from out of state. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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