Maternal Health

Medicaid Makes It Possible for patients seeking maternal health to get high-quality care.

Nearly half of all births in the United States are covered by Medicaid, and every year close to half-a-million babies are delivered in U.S. Catholic hospitals.

In the mid- to late 1800s, the founders of America's Catholic hospitals began by focusing on care for women and children, particularly in communities with high immigrant populations that lacked access to medical care. Today, Catholic health providers continue that tradition by providing a wide range of high-quality prenatal, obstetric, and postnatal services for women and infants. With 300 of our hospitals offering obstetric services and staffing more than 3,500 neonatal and pediatric intensive care beds, Catholic health care remains committed to caring for our youngest and most vulnerable patients and their moms.

We invite you to learn more about our commitment to maternal health and the many innovative programs CHA members offer for moms and babies in the videos and articles below.