Birth Equity: Start by Supporting and Respecting Doulas

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“Every year at this time we celebrate mothers and fathers for the important role they play in supporting our families. And yet as a society we don’t do enough to truly help mothers who face unique challenges on the road to birthing and raising children.

“Between 700 and 1200 mothers die during childbirth in the US every year, the highest maternal mortality rate of all developed nations, and roughly 50,000 more mothers face near-fatal complications. That is: An estimated 50,000 mothers come close to death. These figures are outrageous, and they can be prevented.”

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Published by MomsRising, June 12, 2018

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