We believe that safe and respectful maternity care is a fundamental human right, and we strive to engage in efforts that will lead to long-lasting health improvements for every mother, everywhere.
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During the COVID-19 crisis, policymakers must lift up the wellbeing of moms and families.
As COVID-19 strains our health system far beyond capacity, the consequences of an overburdened system are felt by all those who need health care. It is time to turn increased attention to policies directed towards uplifting the needs of mothers and families.
Childbirth and newborn care is by far the leading cause of hospitalization in the U.S., and the maternity care system had been failing to meet families’ needs prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Now, pregnant and childbearing people face greater challenges to accessing prenatal, childbirth, and postpartum care, as hospitals are restricting labor support companions and visitors and labor and delivery units are being closed to make room for patients with COVID-19.
Join Every Mother Counts and March for Moms in contacting your policy-makers in local, state, and federal government to demand policy action that supports pregnant, childbearing, and postpartum people in the response to COVID-19.