It may come as a shock to hear, but Texas has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world and Houston has the highest maternal mortality rate in Texas. There are many factors into why our rate is so high in America. For one, we do not have universal health care, so for low income moms who are on Medicaid during their pregnancy, their insurance usually drops one month after birth in 37 states including Texas. We also do not have national maternal leave. Mothers are at the whim of their employers and their policies. We have to take into account that the maternal death rate is during pregnancy and 42 days after birth. This is a critical time for moms who are in their most vulnerable state.Read More
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Once you saw that positive pregnancy test, questions began to flow. One of the first questions should be where am I going to birth? For some women, providers are considered long before conception, but for most choosing a provider comes second to picking the bassinet or color of the nursery. Your choice of birth provider will determine the level of involvement you have in making decisions, amount of care you receive, options, and interventions you experience during birth. In today’s healthcare system, we put our well-being and health of our child in the hands of individuals we barely know.
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The trick to savoring the holidays while pregnant is to rest and enjoy. While people are speeding
through the holiday season, you get the opportunity to slow down and be taken care of. Here are a few tips to help you make your pregnant holiday season most enjoyable.
Postpartum tends to be a disregarded period. There’s lots of emotions and lists of things to do going through your mind at one time. You are ecstatic over your newest addition and bundle of joy. Then the recovery begins. You want to run outside and tell the world about what you’ve accomplished but looking into your little ones keeps you put. Your body has done something amazing and you begin to have a greater appreciation for all the muscles you never thought you had. The icing on the cake is the new body you bring home and all the stuff coming out of it.Read More
Being in the heart of Houston and having some of our own clients and team members personally affected by this tragedy, we wanted to show our support to new mothers and the babies in Houston too. Marley & Moo Maternity has teamed up with A Mother's Sanctuary, a non-profit organization run by one of our very own doulas to support mothers battling postpartum, to help make families "whole" again in the aftermath of the storm. It is the least we can do to help bring direct aide and recovery to the families who have lost everything in the wake of this storm.Read More