•   
  •   
  •   

Politics New California law aims to reduce deaths among Black moms

00:30  05 october  2021
00:30  05 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

Dads-to-Be! Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Enjoy Star-Studded Baby Shower

  Dads-to-Be! Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Enjoy Star-Studded Baby Shower Dads-to-Be! Lance Bass and Michael Turchin Enjoy Star-Studded Baby Shower“A weekend of baby shower love thrown by some of my favorite people,” the former ‘Nsync member, 42, captioned an Instagram gallery on Saturday, September 25. “NOW it’s starting to feel real.

(AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rate of death than A bill before Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom aims to change that. Nicknamed the “Momnibus" bill, it would collect more details about pregnancy-related deaths , diversify the experts looking at that data and require them to recommend ways to reduce racial gaps. It also would expand access to doulas

(AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rate of death than A bill before Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom aims to change that. Nicknamed the “Momnibus” bill, it would collect more details about pregnancy-related deaths , diversify the experts looking at that data and require them to recommend ways to reduce racial gaps. It also would expand access to doulas

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Black women in California are more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than women of other races, prompting a wave of policy changes this year in the nation's most populous state that culminated on Monday with Gov. Gavin Newsom signing a new law aimed at reducing the disparity.

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2021 file photo Mashariki Kudumu, maternal and infant health director for the March of Dimes in Los Angeles, talks about her work to improve outcomes for Black women and babies in Los Angeles. On Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law aiming to address the disparity in deaths among Black pregnant women. Black mothers were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women in California from 2014 to 2016, the most recent time frame for which data is available. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2021 file photo Mashariki Kudumu, maternal and infant health director for the March of Dimes in Los Angeles, talks about her work to improve outcomes for Black women and babies in Los Angeles. On Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law aiming to address the disparity in deaths among Black pregnant women. Black mothers were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women in California from 2014 to 2016, the most recent time frame for which data is available. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File) FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2021 file photo Mashariki Kudumu, maternal and infant health director for the March of Dimes in Los Angeles, talks about her work to improve outcomes for Black women and babies in Los Angeles. On Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law aiming to address the disparity in deaths among Black pregnant women. Black mothers were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women in California from 2014 to 2016, the most recent time frame for which data is available. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2021 file photo Mashariki Kudumu, maternal and infant health director for the March of Dimes in Los Angeles, talks about her work to improve outcomes for Black women and babies in Los Angeles. On Monday, Oct. 4, 2021, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law aiming to address the disparity in deaths among Black pregnant women. Black mothers were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women in California from 2014 to 2016, the most recent time frame for which data is available. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel,File)

The law, among other things, creates a new committee within the Department of Public Health to review maternal deaths throughout the state by interviewing family members and doctors while exploring records and other reports.

'Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Cast: Where Are They Now?

  'Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ Cast: Where Are They Now? A magical show. Sabrina the Teenage Witch premiered in September 1996 as part of ABC’s “TGIF” and quickly became a hit. The sitcom, which followed teen witch Sabrina Spellman as she learned to balance high school and her powers, aired for seven seasons consisting of 163 episodes. The show ended in April 2003. The series starred Melissa Joan Hart as the lead, Sabrina Spellman, who lived with aunts Hilda (Caroline Rhea) and Zelda (Beth Broderick). Nate Richert starred as her on-off boyfriend, Harvey, while Jenna Leigh Green portrayed her high school enemy, Libby. As for who she gets all her advice from, that comes in the form of her cat, Salem, voiced by Nick Bakay. “I probably identify with Clarissa the most. Although I know that more people identified and felt very akin to Sabrina,” Hart told Us Weekly exclusively in 2017 when looking back on the role, referring to her role in Clarissa Explains It All, which she led from 1991 to 1994. “But I have to say the most fun role was Mel in Melissa & Joey for me. The other two were always fixing things and could solve problems and what not. But as Mel, I got to be the tornado that tore everything apart. It was like the Lucy character. The one that was always getting in trouble and causing a riot!” In 2018, Bakay reflected on the impact the series had. “I am surprised because you can never bank on something having longevity, especially with how disposable pop culture is,” he told Refinery29 at the time.

(AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rate of death than A bill before Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom aims to change that. Nicknamed the “Momnibus” bill, it would collect more details about pregnancy-related deaths , diversify the experts looking at that data and require them to recommend ways to reduce racial gaps. It also would expand access to doulas

(AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rate of death than A bill before Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom aims to change that. Nicknamed the “Momnibus” bill, it would collect more details about pregnancy-related deaths , diversify the experts looking at that data and require them to recommend ways to reduce racial gaps. It also would expand access to doulas

The law is the the last piece of what's been nicknamed the “Momnibus” bill — a reference to the legislative term “omnibus” that generally means one bill that combines multiple pieces of legislation on a number of topics.

Most of the “Momnibus” changes this year happened in the state budget, which Newsom signed into law over the summer.

California now will give lower-income women health insurance for up to one year after pregnancy instead of for two months. The state's Medicaid program, a government-funded health insurance plan for the poor, will also now pay for doulas — trained professionals who support mothers before, during and after childbirth.

And the state is spending $35 million to help pay for programs that give low-income pregnant women monthly cash payments with no restrictions on how they can spend it.

Increased support for mothers is a bipartisan priority for women voters

  Increased support for mothers is a bipartisan priority for women voters In an era of intense political polarization, these numbers may come as a surprise — but perhaps they shouldn’t.Even in the best of times, being a mother is a role that comes with great joy but also a great amount of work. Though the challenges facing moms (and especially working moms) long predate the pandemic, the last year and a half exposed and exacerbated these struggles.

(AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rate of death than A bill before Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom aims to change that. Nicknamed the “Momnibus" bill, it would collect more details about pregnancy-related deaths , diversify the experts looking at that data and require them to recommend ways to reduce racial gaps. It also would expand access to doulas

(AP) — California has among the lowest rates of death nationally among pregnant women and new mothers. But the numbers for Black women tell a different story. The most recently available state and federal data shows Black women in California were more likely to die during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth than Black women nationally. Within the state, they’re six times more likely to die than white women. A bill awaiting action by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom aims to change that by requiring more robust data collection on deaths and expanding access to doulas and midwives.

“We've been nibbling at the edges, we've been focused on this issue for three years that I've had the privilege of being governor,” Newsom said Monday during a virtual bill-signing ceremony. “But this year I feel like we've done something that will break through.”

This image taken from a video news conference provided by the Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom talking on a conference call after signing a new law in Sacramento, Calif. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Newsom signed the law aiming to address the disparity in deaths among Black pregnant women. Black mothers were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women in California from 2014 to 2016, the most recent time frame for which data is available. (Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom via AP) © Provided by Associated Press This image taken from a video news conference provided by the Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom shows California Gov. Gavin Newsom talking on a conference call after signing a new law in Sacramento, Calif. on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. Newsom signed the law aiming to address the disparity in deaths among Black pregnant women. Black mothers were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women in California from 2014 to 2016, the most recent time frame for which data is available. (Office of California Gov. Gavin Newsom via AP)

Advocates hope California's changes will help jumpstart a national movement. Illinois enacted similar changes earlier this year. A federal “Momnibus” bill is pending before Congress.

Ice-T Defends Daughter Chanel's Nails: 'Everybody Parents Differently'

  Ice-T Defends Daughter Chanel's Nails: 'Everybody Parents Differently' Ice-T Defends Daughter Chanel's Nails: 'Everybody Parents Differently'“Rule one on the internet: Do not pay attention to anything anyone says on the internet,” the Law & Order: SVU star, 63, said during a Friday, October 1, appearance on The View when asked about the parenting police. “Worry about the people that walk up to you and say things in your real life. Those are the people you should be concerned with. The internet is the world. It’s the world talking, so I don’t pay attention.

(AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rate of death than A bill before Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom aims to change that. Nicknamed the “Momnibus“ bill, it would collect more details about pregnancy-related deaths , diversify the experts looking at that data and require them to recommend ways to reduce racial gaps. It also would expand access to doulas

(AP) — California has among the lowest death rates nationally among pregnant women and new mothers, but the numbers for Black mothers tell a different story. They were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rate of death than A bill before Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom aims to change that. Nicknamed the "Momnibus" bill, it would collect more details about pregnancy-related deaths , diversify the experts looking at that data and require them to recommend ways to reduce racial gaps. It also would expand access to doulas

“We hope California today is an example for states across the nation to take up similar legislation because, literally, lives depend on it,” said Mashariki Kudumu, director of maternal and infant health initiatives for the March of Dimes, Greater Los Angeles.

Black women were six times more likely to die within a year of pregnancy than white women from 2014 to 2016 and had a higher rate of death than Black women nationally from 2014 to 2017, the most recent time frame for which data is available.

Nourbese Flint, executive director for the Black Women for Wellness Action Project, participated in the law signing ceremony along with her 7-week-old baby. She said California's policy changes this year “redefine what is possible for birthing people.”

“Although black women are magical, our magic is not enough. It shouldn't be asked to solve this crisis,” she said. “At the core of this bill signing here today, it tackles for hundreds of thousands of people both the freedom to have a child and an ability to raise your family.”

Newsom's wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, joined Monday's bill-signing ceremony to talk about her experience giving birth to four children all by cesarean section, a major surgical procedure.

She said all mothers “deserve to feel safe and cared for, just like I did," but lamented the higher death rate among Black women and their children.

“These are preventable deaths, but these deaths and racial gaps in mortality rates didn't happen in a vacuum. They are the legacy, as we all know, of systemic racism and inequality,” she said. “We as a state have a moral imperative to root out these problems from the ground up.”

California signs 'Momnibus Act' to support Black moms and infants .
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the "Momnibus" Act into law on Monday to address racial disparities in maternal and infant health, a victory for families of color. The law will create a fund to grow and diversify the midwifery workforce, extend California's Medicaid coverage for doulas -- trained professionals who support mothers through pregnancies -- and extend Medicaid eligibility for mothers experiencing postpartum depression from two to 12 months.

usr: 0
This is interesting!