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This blog post shares some information on maternal health and wellbeing based on responses that PowerMoms like you have shared with us. The more PowerMoms join together, the more we learn from each other!

Your Data Helps Us Understand: maternal health and wellbeing

Terms to know: Maternal care desert –  A place where pregnant people have a hard time getting the important care they need during pregnancy.

Over a 2-week period during the 1st trimester, about 65% of PowerMoms see a healthcare professional for a pregnancy-related reason, with about 50% getting an ultrasound.

But, in maternity care deserts, PowerMoms report slightly more symptoms (dizziness, fatigue, headaches, shortness of breath, swelling of the hands/feet/face) across the board.

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Here are other topics on the pregnancy journey that your data helps us understand:

Our your data helps blogs are co-authored by Justin Wang, PhD Candidate at Scripps Research and intern at the Scripps Research Digital Trials Center. His background is in Molecular and Cell Biology, and he has a deep interest in science policy and advocacy.

Lauren Serpico

Lauren Serpico, Ph.D, is the Sr. Project Manager of Social Media Content at Scripps Research Digital Trials Center. Her background is in Community Psychology, with a focus on online social networks.