Ashley Steiner

A hospital room

Birthing units in rural Alabama struggle with costs, driving risks for expectant mothers

BY: - June 28, 2023

Whitfield Regional Hospital in Demopolis closed its labor and delivery unit in 2014. Operating the unit and offering labor services was unsustainable. Then maternal mortality increased in its service areas. “I can’t tell you how many times we had patients show up in our emergency department who would say they didn’t even know they were […]