2023 Undergraduate Research Showcase


Pregnant Women in Poverty

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Jason Blomquist


The United States has one of the highest mortality rates compared to other developed countries. Impoverished pregnant women experience double the mortality rate and can lead to fetal complications. In Idaho insurance only covers up to 60 days postpartum. Idaho's eligibility level for pregnant women in medicaid ranks last in the nation. Prenatal care should be more accessible to women below the poverty line. This will help decrease maternal mortality, fetal complications and will improve the overall health and well-being of the community.

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