Advocacy

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  • The U.S. has witnessed a rise in mothers dying in childbirth or due to pregnancy related causes.
  • There are many reasons for this increase including poor access to healthcare, discrimination, lack of information about family planning options, and healthcare provider shortage, among others.
  • Due to these barriers, the U.S. has the highest maternal mortality out of every industrialized country.
  • Maternal death for American Indian/Alaskan Native and non-Hispanic Black women is 3 to 4 times more likely to happen compared to White women.
  • Over 50% of maternal deaths are preventable and we want your help to raise awareness including need for State-Wide Maternal/Fetal Mortality Review Boards.

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March for Moms is happy to announce that 2020 Mom has scheduled their 2018 Advocacy Days for May 6th, 2018 as well! 2020 Mom is dedicated to spreading awareness of – and advocating for those with – Maternal Mental Health issues. A huge THANK YOU to 2020 Mom for everything you do!