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Alarming number of women not receiving prenatal care

HOUSTON, TEXAS (July17, 2018)

Alarming percentages of pregnant women between Houston and Galveston receive no prenatal care, according to a new report that shows a dramatic variance in maternal risk factors in Texas. Dr. Sean Blackwell, chairman of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences with McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, acknowledged “there are no real surprises in the report,” but called it “valuable to validate what experts think.”

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