Episode 1.4 Maternal mortality, Canadian Cesareans, and 10 Diamonds

In this episode, we discuss US and international maternal mortality and strategies to reduce the local and global rates of maternal death. We also discuss the rising rates of Cesareans in Canada and 10 clinical diamonds to lower maternal mortality in the United States. 

Links discussed:

Canadian Cesarean rates study

Black women in the UK four times more likely to die in pregnancy or childbirth

The pause in calculating the US MMR

Trends in US maternal mortality

The Serena Syndrome

Howard’s Ten Things I’ve Learned About Maternal Mortality

Howard’s article about the ideal Cesarean rate and comparison of rates around the world

Ten Clinical Diamonds for preventing maternal death