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Focus On Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms In Danger

Following a 6 month investigation Nina Martin (ProPublica) and Renee Montagne (NPR) reported on May 12, 2017 that maternal deaths continue to rise in the US. This was broadcasted on Morning Edition/ NPR.  In September 2016 the New York Times wrote a piece detailing the high costs of medical care in the US (18% of GDP) without decreasing maternal deaths (this was highlighted on Life for Mothers’ website and on Linkedin). The current (NPR) report focused on the lack of sufficient care that expectant mothers receive before and after childbirth.

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US Maternal Deaths Increase despite Improvements in Healthcare

Ms. Sabrina Tavernise sadly documents (NY Times – September 22nd 2016) that maternal mortality has increased in the US more than any other developed country during the past 15 years. We spend almost 18% of GDP on healthcare (over 2x than any other country) yet are burdened with women dying during a time that they should be celebrating the birth of new lives. In addition to factors she has noted, structural issues of poverty, education, and stigma also impact on maternal morbidity and lead to increased deaths.

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WNYC News Radio reports on rising complication rate from pregnancies and births in NYC

Today WNYC News radio broadcast the findings of the recent report on maternal health released by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Yesterday, Life for Mothers (LfM) discussed the results of both reports revealing that women in NYC are suffering complications from pregnancy and childbirth at significantly higher rates than the rest of the country. LfM recognizes that the causes for these increased rates are multifactorial and structurally based. Today's news release should be an immediate wake-up call to redouble our efforts to reverse the disturbing trend.

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New York City's maternal mortality rate remains essentially unchanged between 2006 and 2010

In a report just published by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, maternal mortality in New York City remained essentially unchanged from the years 2006 to 2010. During the previous 5 years (2001-2005) there was a reduction of the number of deaths from 33.9 deaths per 100,000 live births to 17.6 deaths per 100,000 live births. Sadly, Black, non-Hispanic women were 12X  more likely to die from pregnancy-related causes than White, non-Hispanic women from 2006-2010. This represented a 5 fold increase from the previous reporting period (7X increased to 12X).

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Life For Mothers Analyzing Data from Phase I of Pilot Project

Jan 1, 1970

The staff at Life for Mothers is currently analyzing the data gathered during Phase I of our pilot project. We hope to complete our analysis in the next few weeks and prepare it for publication. All results from our analysis …
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New York Times: Maternal Deaths Focus Harsh Light on Uganda

Jan 1, 1970

July 29, 2011 By CELIA W. DUGGER ARUA, Uganda — Jennifer Anguko was slowly bleeding to death right in the maternity ward of a major public hospital. Only a lone midwife was on duty, the hospital later admitted, and no …
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Life For Mothers Releases Preliminary Results from its Pilot Project (Phase l) Completed May 2011

Jan 1, 1970

Maternal/neonatal mortality rate is unacceptably high in rural Uganda where 90% of the population lives.

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