Posted inMaternal Health

Mayor Eric Adams Moves to Deliver on Campaign Promise of Doulas at Childbirth

The city’s health department is taking baby steps toward Mayor Eric Adams’ campaign promise to provide coaches known as doulas to all first-time parents giving birth.  It’s been talking to maternal care providers about plans to spend $2 million a year to bring on up to 10 organizations to provide doulas in neighborhoods with high […]

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Why Are Latina Moms in New York Reporting Such High Levels of Anxiety and Depression?

This story was published in partnership between THE CITY and The Fuller Project. When Marilyn Mendoza took over as the education justice organizer with Make the Road in Jackson Heights three years ago, she noticed that many of the Latina immigrant mothers in her parent group Comité de Padres en Acción craved a safe place […]

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A Pregnant Woman Tweeted Concerns About a Bronx Hospital. She Died Days Later.

Need to know more about coronavirus in New York? Sign up for THE CITY’s daily morning newsletter. Weeks before she gave birth, Amber Isaac, 26, told her partner she dreamed she wouldn’t survive the delivery. After learning she was pregnant with her first child, the West Bronx resident, a graduate student at Concordia College, spent […]