Maternal deaths are still high in the US and we know why
by Dr. Alan Kadish NMD
Maternal Rates of death
Lets take the issue of maternal death rates. You would think that after the thousands of years observing and having seen births that a safe childbirth would be a obvious outcome for most, and generally that’s the case. In the US the rate of maternal deaths is increasing.
The ” Global, regional, and national levels of maternal mortality, 1990–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015” is a telling indictment of our health care system. The US is not making the expected progress of a so called first rate socioeconomic country. In fact were are ranked with some of the lowest 3rd word countries.
SOURCE The Global Burden of Disease 2015 Maternal Mortality study as published in The Lancet medical journal
California, a different approach
Your state ?
Take Homes for all Women:
- If you live in Louisiana, Georgia, and Indiana, which have the highest rates of complications and death, consider options to a safer facility out of state.
- Ask if the hospital is following the California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative (CMQCC) recommendations and talk to some of the nursing staff to verify that indeed they have a hemorrhage cart in the delivery rooms.
- Inquire if the facility is participating with the COUNCIL ON PATIENT SAFETY IN WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE and implementing their “safety tools”
- Want to really get the inside scoop , ask for their maternity statistics and see how they rank, assuming your able to get them.
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