Research

The Maternal Health Network is committed to using the best available research to ensure the maternal health system in San Bernardino County is best positioned to support families before, during, and after pregnancy.

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The Maternal Health Network uses the most up-to-date research to inform our work on behalf of families in San Bernardino County. The Network has compiled various research reports specific to maternal and infant health that inform the experiences and outcomes of babies and mothers.

Trends in the field

Black Pregnant Women "Get the Most Judgment": A Qualitative Study of the Experiences of Black Women at the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Pregnancy

Researchers interviewed 24 Black pregnant women to learn about their experiences of gendered racism while pregnant and concerns about parenting Black children. The researchers supports interventions such as pregnancy support groups, broader societal conversations valuing Black women and their pregnancies, and evidence-based coping strategies.