The Last Woman You Would Expect to Die in Childbirth

While we in the US are still focused on motherhood, this important piece from ProPublica and NPR sheds light on the fact that maternal mortality in the US is on the rise, significantly, while it falls in all other developed and many developing countries. Lauren Bloomstein, a neonatal nurse (married to a doctor), died in her own New Jersey hospital just hours after giving birth to her first child. Her death was preventable. Read this heart-breaking story and some of the hypotheses for why the US - alone - is getting this so wrong, here

May 15, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten