Wichita, Kansas 2021-01-13 20:24:44 –
Topeka, Kansas (KSNT) – A group of lawmakers said they wanted to reduce the mortality rate of new mothers in Kansas.
Maternal mortality has risen in the United States over the last three decades, according to federal data. This includes the death of the mother during pregnancy and up to one year after pregnancy.
The legislature said Kansas needs to improve data collection. They want more statistics on race and research on access and quality of care.
“I think we have some support for this because it affects mothers. When we start talking about pregnancy nationwide, we have to take care of the mother who gives birth. We need to find out why the mortality rate is so high because we want to make sure that we are healthy, in Kansas, “said Wichita’s Gale Finney.
The data show that black mothers, or women over the age of 40, have a much higher mortality rate.
“Get the data and information to prevent these deaths from happening,” said Senator Olesa Faust Gudo of Wichita.
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