I have often focused on maternal health and mortality around the globe especially where the deaths rates are the largest, but there is much-needed sustained discussion about maternal mortality in the United States. I have detailed the problem in several previous posts here including:
- New Company Launches to Combat Maternal and Newborn Mortality in the US
- Artist Puts Spotlight on Maternal Mortality and Obstetric Abuse in America
- Maternal Mortality in the United States: The Numbers May Surprise You
- Why Congress Needs to Pass the Maternal Health Accountability Act of 2014
Periodically I will share news and updates about what is happening in the maternal health space in the United States including the successes and failures to save more women’s lives as well as the key players who are making a difference.
Here is recent news about the state of maternal health in America.
- Georgia Reports Huge Disparities in Maternal Health (Women’s eNews)
- Hospitals Train to Track, React to Maternal Bleeding (Women’s eNews)
- Christie Turlington Burns Talks Every Mother Counts, Giving Birth in America and Maternal Healthcare in the US (Bustle)
- New Nonprofit Seeks to Raise Awareness of Postpartum Depression (WMTW)
- A win for birthing centers is a win for women and men (NY Post)
- Maternal and Infant Mortality Should Shock Our Conscience (Huffington Post)
Maternal mortality largely affects women of color particularly African-American mothers and to a lesser extent Latina mothers. An excellent piece in Scientific America details the disparity.