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Lower death rates for Black moms is goal of California bill

Sep. 27, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (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...

20 years after 9/11: 'We will live with the scars' forever

Sep. 03, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Twenty years later, Jack Grandcolas still remembers waking up at 7:03 that morning. He looked at the clock, then out the window where an image in the sky caught his eye — a fleeting vision that looked like an angel ascending. He didn’t know it yet, but that...

Georgia state employees already using paid parental leave

Aug. 29, 2021 08:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — More than 450 Georgia state and public university employees have already used a new law that grants new parents up to three weeks of paid leave. WAGA-TV reports 143 state employees have used 13,440 hours of paid parental leave since...

NC Senate backs protections for incarcerated pregnant women

Aug. 25, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The use of physical restraints like handcuffs and shackles on pregnant women and new mothers in North Carolina prisons and jails would be largely barred in a measure nearing final legislative approval. The Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday for...

Stewart thrilled to be mom and add daughter to family

Aug. 20, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It's been an incredible month for Breanna Stewart. She helped the U.S. win a seventh consecutive gold medal in the Olympics and the Seattle Storm take the inaugural WNBA Commissioner's Cup championship. As great as those two accomplishments are, they...

Marathon mom: Tuliamuk on track after having baby in January

Aug. 05, 2021 06:14 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Sometimes, her workouts on an exercise machine were cut short when Zoe started crying. Baby steps, U.S. marathoner Aliphine Tuliamuk reminded herself. Sometimes, she stayed up late when Zoe was fussy, even though she had an early...

NJ law provides for in-home nurse visits for moms, newborns

Jul. 29, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey mothers and their newborns can get in-home visits by a nurse under a new law signed on Thursday. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy called the bill, which passed the Democrat-led Legislature in June, the most “robust universal home visitation...