Hospitals in a 10th of US counties have lost childbirth units over the past five years, according to a new analysis

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Hundreds of hospitals have lost their childbirth units over the past five years, according to a new analysis , affecting about a tenth of US counties and contributing to increasing limitations to access maternity care nationwide.

March of Dimes, a nonprofit focused on infant and maternal health, on Tuesday published a series of reports exploring access to family planning and maternity care.Nationwide, they found more than a third of US counties to be maternity care deserts, without a hospital or birth center offering obstetric care and without any obstetric providers. About 300 birthing units have closed in the […]

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