Preventable Maternal Mortality: Disgrace of the U.S. Maternity Care System

Several articles on U.S. maternal mortality rates have popped up over the last month or so, most of them using an NPR report as their primary source. Working conjointly with ProPublica, NPR spent [...]


Trends in U.S. Maternal Mortality: Who, What, When, Where, and Why

Henci’s latest guest post on Connecting the Dots looks at the recent analysis of trends in U.S. maternal mortality from 2000 to 2014 together with other related research and media responses that [...]


Dueling Cesarean Statistics: What Should the Cesarean Rate Be?

Henci has a Science & Sensibility post under that title comparing the recent study concluding that 19%, not 10-15%, is the cesarean rate above which no further reductions in maternal or [...]


NYC Report Reveals that Women of Color More Likely to Die of Pregnancy-Related Causes

Women’s eNews summarizes a New York City Department of Health report on maternal mortality between 2006 and 2010 finding that women of color were more likely to die of pregnancy-related [...]


Admission in Active Labor Could Decrease Cesareans & Maternal Deaths in Low-Risk Women

Using the obstetric research to develop their underlying assumptions, investigators created a decision-analytic model to compare outcomes in a theoretical population of 3.2 million healthy, [...]

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