Carroll and Ogle counties are among 36 Illinois counties labeled maternity care desert, according to the March of Dimes.

Access to maternal health care is decreasing: it’s like going back in time

After delivering their first two daughters at Peru Hospital, Katlyn and Brian Sanden discovered their third pregnancy would end differently. A 20-week ultrasound confirmed they were having their first child. They were delighted. The second piece of news, however, felt like a sucker punch. St. Margarets Health-Peru was closing and doctors were due to stop …

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