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The state has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the country. more »
posted 03/16/22
Babies and pregnant women in Oklahoma have some of the worst health outcomes in the nation. A new... more »
posted 07/16/21

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A growing number of women are facing criminal charges for substance use during pregnancy in Oklahoma. Experts and health care providers say that’s bad for moms and babies.
Black Oklahomans are 50% more likely than white Oklahomans to die from maternity-related complications. Black babies in Oklahoma are almost 2.5 times more likely than white babies to die before their first birthday.
While progress to address poor birth outcomes among Black Oklahomans has been slow, women are taking action themselves.