Black Mothers in Illinois at Higher Risk of Death from Pregnancy-Related Conditions In October 2018, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams attended a news conference at the University of Illinois announcing findings of a detailed report on pregnancy-related maternal deaths. According to the report referencing data from 2015, per 100,000 live births in Illinois, there were […]The Impact of Maternal Death on the Entire Family
The Impact of Maternal Death on the Entire Family Maternal mortality rates are on the rise in the U.S., according to an investigation undertaken by USA Today this past summer. With more women dying from childbirth complications than any other country in the developed world, more fathers are left to care for their grieving families […]Death Rates Rising for Women of Reproductive Age
Death Rates Rising for Women of Reproductive Age In July 2018, a USA Today investigation found that more mothers in the United States die from childbirth-related complications than any other country in the developed world. Of the 700 maternal deaths and 50,000 serious maternal injuries from pregnancy or birth-related causes in the U.S., about 50% […]Illinois Lawmakers Work to Reduce Maternal Death Rates
Illinois Lawmakers Work to Reduce Maternal Death Rates In Illinois, more than 650 women have died of pregnancy related complications since 2008. Of the 73 maternal deaths in 2016, 42 women died between 43 days and one year after delivery, pointing to the importance of monitoring the health of mothers after they leave the hospital. […]New Research Suggests Relationship between Folic Acid Intake and Gestational Diabetes
New Research Suggests Relationship between Folic Acid Intake and Gestational Diabetes According to a new study, the risk of gestational diabetes increases with daily folic acid intake at the beginning of a pregnancy. Evaluating data from the China-Anhui Birth Cohort Study, Dr. Fangbiao Tao of Anhui Medical University in China, along with other colleagues, suggested […]Increased Risk of Fetal Death with Early Preeclampsia Diagnosis
Increased Risk of Fetal Death with Early Preeclampsia Diagnosis Preeclampsia is a dangerous condition for both mother and fetus, which can cause a lack of blood flowing to the placenta, detachment of the placenta from the uterus, organ damage, premature birth, and death. Pregnant mothers should be aware of the symptoms of preeclampsia, including swelling, […]
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