051220210553SPRINGFIELD – To address disparities in maternal mortality and support new mothers, State Senator Cristina Castro (D- Elgin) passed a measure that would give them the extra help they need in the crucial postpartum months.

“Studies have shown how important postpartum care is for both the mother and the baby, and unfortunately many mothers don’t have the resources to follow up with their doctors after giving birth,” Castro said. “Black mothers are even more at risk for postpartum complications, so this measure is aiming to address those disparities and protecting every new mother.”

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051121HAO00069SPRINGFIELD – Following the release of the second Maternal Morbidity and Mortality Report by the Illinois Department of Public Health, State Senator Cristina Castro (D- Elgin) has spearheaded a measure to reduce maternal mortality and support new mothers – especially Black mothers – throughout the state.

“The vast majority of postpartum deaths are preventable, so we need to be doing all we can to minimize those deaths,” said Castro, who has been an ongoing advocate for reducing postpartum morbidity. “This legislation will help all pregnant and postpartum mothers, but it will also work to reduce the racial disparities in maternal mortality.”

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