Seven million American women of childbearing age live in counties with limited or no maternity careChristian Fernsby ▼ | September 23, 2020
March of Dimes released a new report entitled Nowhere to Go: Maternity Care Deserts Across the U.S.
Nowhere to Go March of Dimes
More than 2 million women live in maternity care deserts, counties with no access to maternity care, facing additional barriers to care.
Without access to routine, quality health care these moms and babies have an increased risk of serious health complications, including maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, as well as low birth weight and preterm. ■