Extend postpartum care to 12 months for mothers and infants

Maternal mortality disproportionately impacts individuals of color, living in rural areas and with lower socioeconomic status. One-third of maternal mortality deaths occur after six weeks postpartum which makes it critical to extend coverage beyond two months. The standard of practice is for an individual to be seen six weeks after delivery and that makes it impossible to effectively treat common postpartum issues like gestational diabetes, high blood pressure and depression. Community health centers are absorbing the costs to support postpartum health for individuals that do not have coverage. Ask your state senator to vote yes to pass SB 5068.

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