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Data compiled by the CDC highlights multiple weaknesses in the system of care for new mothers, from obstetricians who are not trained (or paid) to look for signs of mental trouble or addiction, to policies that strip women of health coverage shortly after they give birth. Halfpoint Images/Getty Images hide caption

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This map from the nonprofit March of Dimes shows maternity care deserts across the U.S. in 2020. March of Dimes/US Health Resources and Services Administration. hide caption

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Pregnancy is a time of hope and dreams for most women and their families — even during a pandemic. Still, their extra need to avoid catching the coronavirus has meant more isolation and sacrifices, too. Leo Patrizi/Getty Images hide caption

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Safe Pregnancy As COVID-19 Surges: What's Best For Mom And Baby?

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