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Shake It Up: Why We Need Research And Activism To Change Maternity Care

New and emerging research won’t be enough to change birth practices in the United States and worldwide. We also need activism to shake things up and ensure meaningful change.

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Is Better Prenatal Care the Key to Closing the Infant Mortality Gap in America?

The infant mortality crisis in the United States is one of the most shameful examples of health disparities in our country. Ending it may require a total “re-imagining” of prenatal care.

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Doctors v. Midwives: A Gross Double Standard?

Doctors in North Carolina performed a cesarean section on a woman who was not pregnant. The disciplinary action? A public “letter of concern.” A midwife would have had her license revoked. What’s wrong with this picture?

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Improving Maternity Care: A Mother and Child Reunion

Readers of On Common Ground may come to the abortion debate caring
fervently about the rights and wellbeing of either the women or the
babies, but we can unite when it comes to best taking care of the women
having babies.

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