Maternal Mortality in the U.S.: The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth

Published Date: 
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Issue: 
No.194
Category: 
Women's Health

With 60 percent of maternal deaths in the U.S. being preventable, the U.S. has the worst maternal death rate in the developed world. An article published on ProPublica, The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth, discusses the story of a neonatal nurse, Lauren Bloomstein, and her tragic outcome. The article explores the impact from the health care system’s focus on babies, while often ignoring mothers. With maternal mortality on the rise in the U.S., the article discusses the manifold reasons why the U.S. is so far behind the rest of the developing world when it comes to maternal mortality. 

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