Hayes, Blumenthal push for legislation to address disparities in maternal health outcomes

By Cris Villalonga-Vivoni, Record-Journal staff 


National studies found that postpartum mental health issues impact low-income and minority families at higher rates. The Center for Law and Social Policy reported that more than half of poor infants live with a mother who experiences depressive symptoms. Similarly, suicidal ideation and intentional self-harm significantly increased among Black women from 2006 to 2017 during their pregnancy or up to one year after, according to JAMA Psychiatry.

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