Maternal deaths often point to the conditions in which people live and work, said one researcher connected to a new study on maternal deaths (Getty Images).

Study shows sharp increases in maternal deaths over two decades

BY: - July 4, 2023

Researchers touted it as the first study to provide such maternal mortality calculations for every state.

House Dems hold hearing on expanding access to reproductive health care

BY: - March 29, 2023

State Rep. Liz Fiedler, D-Philadelphia, said that with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, and the loss of a “decades-long assurance” of care discussions about how to expand care in Pennsylvania are necessary and warranted. 


Reproductive coercion is a form of domestic violence | Denise Johnson

BY: - November 20, 2022

Let’s not let pregnancy mortality be another unintended consequence for victims of domestic violence.

Abortion rights advocates. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images).

Study shows abortion ban may lead to a 21 percent increase in pregnancy-related deaths | Opinion

BY: - May 5, 2022

Carrying a pregnancy to term can be deadlier than having an abortion. That doesn't have to be the future.

Pa. extends postpartum Medicaid coverage for pregnant persons

BY: - August 5, 2021

The extension will take effect beginning April 1, 2022  and will be available for five years as an optional part of the American Rescue Plan. 

‘The system denies our humanity’: Congressional panel hears heartbreaking stories of Black maternal deaths, pregnancy complications, racism

BY: - May 8, 2021

Black birthing people are three times more likely to experience pregnancy-related death when compared to their white counterparts.


COVID-19 in Pa.: During This pandemic, we must address Pa.’s Black maternal health crisis | Opinion

BY: - April 14, 2020

The dire state of Black maternal health in our state and across the country isn’t new. The causes of these disparities run deep in our healthcare system.

To understand why Pennsylvania moms die, the state needs to collect better data first

BY: - April 18, 2019

The number of women who die of pregnancy-related complications in the United States is higher than in any other developed nation in the world. In Pennsylvania, the number of maternal deaths reported to the state Department of Health rose from 9 in 2011 to 16 in 2016. But those numbers don’t tell the full story. […]