Pregnancy-related problems are a serious issue in the United States. These problems affect different groups of people in different ways. If you or someone you love is pregnant, getting prenatal care as early as possible in the pregnancy will improve health outcomes for both mom and baby.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, in the United States:

  • Pregnancy-related mortality has not improved over the past decade.
  • There are racial and ethnic disparities. Non-Hispanic Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, Black, and American Indian/Alaska Native women are at least two to four times as likely to die from pregnancy-related causes as non-Hispanic White women.
  • Four out of five pregnancy-related deaths are considered preventable.
  • More than 25,000 women experience unintended outcomes of labor and delivery that result in significant short- or long-term health consequences.

If you’re looking for a caring, compassionate healthcare provider for your pregnancy and post partum care, PHC has a welcoming midwifery team ready to care for you!

PHC also offers group prenatal visits where women at the same stage of pregnancy meet with the midwife and provide support for one another. 


woman's hand cradling her pregnant belly
Translate »