The findings of the study imply a critical need for increased access to care for all pregnant people, especially those at highest risk of IPV who may also experience barriers to care because of racism, bias, financial constraints, distance to care, and other factors.
A study from researchers at the U of M School of Public Health (SPH) has been selected by editorial staff at the prestigious Women’s Health Issues journal as its Editor’s Choice selection for the November/December 2022 edition. The SPH study focused on the uneven distribution of maternal illness and death in the U.S., with some populations bearing substantially greater risk, including Medicaid-insured individuals, rural residents and Black and Indigenous patients.
The study co-authored by Professor Dianne Neumark-Sztainer found that young people who used protein supplements were also two to five times more likely to use steroids.
Birthing people people of color and their babies face inequitable quality of care. Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman is working hard to change that picture.
For Black Maternal Health Week, Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman and PhD candidate J’Mag Karbeah share how their work in the Center for Antiracism Research for Health Equity strives to create equitable access to pre- and postnatal care.
Research from Assistant Professor Caitlin Carroll found that expansion reduced hospital closures, but only among hospitals that did not have obstetric units.
Professor David Jacobs co-led a study that found children with only mildly elevated body mass index, blood pressure or lipids, and youth who start smoking may be at higher risk for adult cardiovascular disease.
The study led by Professor Katy Backes Kozhimannil found that administrators of U.S. rural hospitals providing obstetric care reported needing at least 200 annual births for safety and financial viability.
PhD candidate and researcher Laura Hooper found that 21% of people who experienced food insecurity during adolescence started binge eating in young adulthood.
Postdoctoral fellow Bert Chantarat and Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman found that, for U.S.-born Black pregnant people, living in racist labor markets was associated with low newborn birth weight specifically in the southern regions of the United States.
Associate Professor Rachel Hardeman and predoctoral trainee J’Mag Karbeah found that alternative care models centering the birthing person’s culture and community may improve their experiences and health during pregnancy.