Trends in maternal health do not exist in a vacuum. Oftentimes, external factors such as socioeconomic status, education, and culture significantly impact health decisions and correlate with certain outcomes. For this reason, it is crucial to research and understand broader cultural trends that exist in conjunction with maternal health in order to evaluate and improve maternal health care delivery systems and more effectively meet the needs of the patients.

Research Publications

In Archives of Women’s Mental Health June 2023 – Associations between maternal psychological distress and mother-infant bonding: a systematic review and meta-analysis

In Maternal Child Health Journal June 2023 – Experiences of Physical Activity, Healthy Eating and Quality of Life During and Following Pregnancy in Overweight and Obese Postpartum Women

In BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology June 2023 – Changes in conception rates, not in pregnancy-related behaviour, likely caused decline in preterm births during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic

In Obstetrics & Gynecology June 2023 – Obstetric Outcomes Among Women With a History of Intimate Partner Violence in the United States

In Maternal and Child Health Journal June 2023 – Influence of Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status on Adverse Outcomes in Pregnancy

In the News

In Scientific American August 10, 2023 – Racism in Health: The Roots of the U.S. Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

In Reuters July 3, 2023 – U.S. maternal mortality more than doubled since 1999, most deaths among Black women, study says

In CNN July 2, 2023 – Black maternal deaths keep rising. These doulas want to reverse that grim trend