BabyLiveAdvice partners with the National Black Doula Association

In honor of National Minority Health Month and Black Maternal Health Week, BabyLiveAdvice (BLA) is excited to report the completion of an important motherly telehealth project that will soon be launching its next phase, both bringing free virtual telehealth support to minority mothers during pregnancy and postpartum. Read Here

Maternity Care in Medi-Cal – Download PDF

There are about 4 million babies born every year in the US – and about 500,000 of them are born in California. An enormous amount of these births are funded by Medi-Cal: over one-eighth of all Medi-cal patients. Medi-Cal is a form of social insurance that covers one third of California’s population. It pays for […]

Advancing Birth Justice – Download PDF

In 2018, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a comprehensive initiative to address poor maternal and infant health outcomes and disparities. One of the proposals included the development of a Medicaid pilot program to cover doula services. The goal of this project is to cover labor support costs and provide home visits by doulas for […]

To Prevent Women from Dying in Childbirth, First Stop Blaming Them

Although maternal mortality rates have been on the decline in developing countries worldwide, their rate has increased in the US. In 1987, there were 300 deaths per 100,000 live births but now 850-950 per 100,000 births. Each year there are about 800 women maternal deaths. Read Here

Policies for Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

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In the United States, there is a maternal health crisis. Between 1987 and 2018, the number of mortality among pregnant and delivering women more than doubled, ranging from 7.2 to 17.4 deaths per 100,000 live births. Read more in the link below: