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Stand up for pregnant women and their babies!
Dear Member of Congress,
All pregnant women deserve access to safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care. But despite the good intentions of many dedicated health professionals and the very large expenditure of resources, the U.S. maternity care system shares many of the deficiencies of the overall U.S. health care system. Care is procedure-intensive and costly; preventive care is underused and poorly integrated; performance on key health indicators is poor overall and uneven across settings; childbearing woman lack choice and autonomy; and shameful disparities in access and outcomes persist.
A high-quality, high-value maternity care system means care is consistently and reliably woman-centered, safe, effective, timely, efficient and equitable.
Please make this a priority today. Thank you.
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