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Doctors: Mississippi Is Still The Most Dangerous State For Mothers and Babies

Mother cradling a swaddled child

A new Centers for Disease Control report confirms that Mississippi still leads the nation in preterm births. In 2021, just under 15% of all births in the state were pre-term. Only around 11% of all births were classified as “late preterm,” giving Mississippi the highest rate of moderate or early preterm births as well.

A Letter to My Imposter Syndrome 

Advikaa Anand writes an open letter to her imposter syndrome and its impact on her own mental health as a young woman of color with hearing loss. Imposter syndrome plagues successful role models such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Albert Einstein and Maya Angelou, too, she writes, encouraging others to remember that they are not alone and that they are enough.