The 2023 March of Dimes Report Card
highlights the deteriorating maternal and infant health crisis in the United States. The report reveals a 3% increase in infant mortality
, the first increase in over two decades, and a near doubling of maternal mortality rates
in the last two years, rising from 17.4 to 32.9 deaths per 100,000 live births. Preterm births have remained stubbornly high at approximately 10.4%. These statistics are the reasons we continue to do the work we do.
Pacify's virtual care solution using doulas and lactation consultants has demonstrated positive outcomes, with studies showing that participants are more likely to attend prenatal visits, receive postpartum care, exclusively breastfeed, and experience reduced emergency department visits and hospital readmissions.
This partnership between Pacify and the March of Dimes is a step forward in improving maternal and infant health, but there is still much work to be done. Pacify remains committed in its mission to expand access to healthcare services across the United States, prioritizing those in greatest need.