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Bill to Fund Stillbirth Prevention and Research Passes Congress

The bill expands the use of existing federal money to be used to fight stillbirths. Lawmakers cited ProPublica’s reporting on the issue as key to adding urgency and building support for the measure.


Lawmakers Pledge to Fight for Comprehensive Action on Stillbirths

A ProPublica investigation found the U.S. lagging other developed nations in reducing the number of stillbirths. Lawmakers say increased funding will be key to any improvement.

Lost Mothers

“Landmark” Maternal Health Legislation Clears Major Hurdle

In the wake of the ProPublica and NPR series “Lost Mothers,” the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to fund state committees to review and investigate deaths of expectant and new mothers.

63 stories published since 2013

Bill to Fund Stillbirth Prevention and Research Passes Congress

Churches’ Role in Local Election Prompts Calls for Investigations

What You Need to Know About Stillbirths

How Abortion Bans Are Impacting Pregnant Patients Across the Country

Federal Study Calls U.S. Stillbirth Rate “Unacceptably High” and Recommends Action

Doctors Warned Her Pregnancy Could Kill Her. Then Tennessee Outlawed Abortion.

Minnesota May Chart Its Own Path Dealing With Anti-Abortion Counseling Centers

Tennessee Lobbyists Oppose New Lifesaving Exceptions in Abortion Ban

Here’s What States Are Doing to Abortion Rights in 2023

Lawmakers Pledge to Fight for Comprehensive Action on Stillbirths

Websites Selling Abortion Pills Are Sharing Sensitive Data With Google

What to Know About Cellphone Radiation

She Says Doctors Ignored Her Concerns About Her Pregnancy. For Many Black Women, It’s a Familiar Story.

Pregnant? Here’s What You Need to Know About NIPTs

They Trusted Their Prenatal Test. They Didn’t Know the Industry Is an Unregulated “Wild West.”

After a Stillbirth, an Autopsy Can Provide Answers. Too Few of Them Are Being Performed.

She Wanted an Abortion. A Judge Said She Wasn’t Mature Enough to Decide.

“We Need to Defend This Law”: Inside an Anti-Abortion Meeting With Tennessee’s GOP Lawmakers

Her Child Was Stillborn at 39 Weeks. She Blames a System That Doesn’t Always Listen to Mothers.

Minnesota Set to Become “Abortion Access Island” in the Midwest, but for Whom?

“God, No, Not Another Case.” COVID-Related Stillbirths Didn’t Have to Happen.

Her Ex-Husband Is Suing a Clinic Over the Abortion She Had Four Years Ago

How Missouri Helps Abortion Opponents Divert State Taxes to Crisis Pregnancy Centers

“This Was Not a Surprise”: How the Pro-Choice Movement Lost the Battle for Roe

One Major Reason the U.S. Hasn’t Stopped Syphilis From Killing Babies

Babies Are Dying of Syphilis. It’s 100% Preventable.

Cómo investigamos las tasas de mortalidad de los bebés extremadamente prematuros en los hospitales de maternidad más grandes de este estado

No One in This State Is Officially Tracking the Quality of Care in Neonatal Centers

The Two Hospitals Have Similar Infant Death Rates — Until You Look at Extremely Premature Babies

She Made Every Effort to Avoid COVID-19 While Pregnant. Not a Single Thing Went According to Plan.

Lo que significa el coronavirus para un embarazo, y otras cosas que deben saber las madres embarazadas y nuevas

What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy, and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know

The New U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate Fails to Capture Many Deaths

The Extraordinary Danger of Being Pregnant and Uninsured in Texas

We’re Investigating How Insurance Gaps Endanger Mothers. This Is Why.

“Landmark” Maternal Health Legislation Clears Major Hurdle

Trusted Health Sites Spread Myths About a Deadly Pregnancy Complication

A Larger Role for Midwives Could Improve Deficient U.S. Care for Mothers and Babies

How Hospitals Are Failing Black Mothers

Severe Complications for Women During Childbirth Are Skyrocketing — and Could Often Be Prevented

Black Women Disproportionately Suffer Complications of Pregnancy and Childbirth. Let’s Talk About It.

Nothing Protects Black Women From Dying in Pregnancy and Childbirth

A Hospital Charged $1,877 to Pierce a 5-Year-Old’s Ears. This Is Why Health Care Costs So Much.

New Jersey Bill Would Create Commission Empowered to Probe Deaths Related to Pregnancy and Childbirth

How Many American Women Die From Causes Related to Pregnancy or Childbirth? No One Knows.

Another Thing Disappearing From Rural America: Maternal Care

Why Giving Birth Is Safer in Britain Than in the U.S.

‘If You Hemorrhage, Don’t Clean Up’: Advice From Mothers Who Almost Died

Lost Mothers

The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth