The Latest on COVID-19

COVID-19 is a new disease, and we are still learning how it spreads, the severity of illness it causes, and to what extent it may spread in the United States. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that has spread to the U.S. and around the world. read more…

Celebrating World Doula Week 2020

A doula, sometimes referred to as birth coach or birth companion, is a trained professional who provides continuous support for women before, during, and after childbirth, offering education, physical support, and emotional support to mothers. A growing body of evidence suggests continuous support during pregnancy reduces the likelihood of adverse birth outcomes for mother and baby. read more…

Maternal Health in Harris County

The health of mothers and their children is a reflection of the overall health of a community. Despite the number of hospitals and medical facilities across Harris County, the incidence of maternal morbidity is high in our area. Courtesy Legacy Community Health read more…

News Release: As NCHS Reports New Maternal Mortality Data, Houston Maternal Health Group Says High Incidence Locally Demands More Attention, Improved Reporting

As the National Center for Health Statistics’ (NCHS) today released new maternal mortality data showing Texas’ maternal mortality rate was 18.5 per 100,000 live births in 2018 — higher than the U.S. statistic of 17.4 per 100,000 live births — experts from the Improving Maternal Health Houston (IMH) initiative emphasized that the incidence of maternal mortality and morbidity in Harris County remains too high and demands greater attention. read more…

Project Row Houses and Own Every Piece-Community and Conversation

Own Every Piece and Project Row House hosted Community and Conversation, an informative and empowering conversation about contraceptive care. The event was in conjunction with Project Row House’s Round 50: Race, Health and Motherhood, curated by PRH’s Ryan N. Dennis, Round 50 addresses maternal mortality and its impact on women of color read more …