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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. ...
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Martina explores the historical roots of modern obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Joia Crear-Perry and Dr. Mimi Niles explain how flaws in medical education and research contribute to the Black birthing crisis.
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How can you find out if hospitals or health centers near you are doing enough to ensure good maternal health? Start by pretending you are a first-time mother in crisis.
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This project received support from the Center for Health Journalism's California Fellowship and its Fund for Journalism on Child Well-being....
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KPCC’s Priska Neely reports on one of the reasons it has been so hard to bring down the black infant mortality rate: systemic racism is at the heart of the issue.



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