Each year, approximately four million women give birth in the United States, and even though the U.S. spends significantly more on childbirth than any other industrialized nation, America continues to rank far behind almost all other developed countries in healthy births. We must do better.
As a mom of young children, I’m familiar with the information and services available to pregnant moms in this country -- and my goal is to use this experience to translate into real-life solutions to improve birth outcomes for mothers and children.
For this reason, I helped launch the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Maternity Care. Our focus is on finding common ground and moving forward on solutions that help save lives and lead to better health in mothers and babies.
We have already achieved a number of successes, including:
Passing landmark legislation in Congress, now signed into law, to help prevent maternal deaths;