Blood Clots

Maternal Death: the Rising National Crisis of Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

In this article, Niran S. Al-Agba, MD (Mom, pediatrician, and Associate Editor at The Deductible); Michael Wong, JD (Executive Director, Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety) and John Bianchi (Vice President, Finn Partners) discuss the maternal morbidity and mortality epidemic in the US. Seeking to stem this epidemic, The Preventing Maternal Deaths Act was recently signed into law.

Now, the question is how to reduce the national crisis of maternal morbidity and mortality. To reverse increasing maternal mortality, prioritizing venous thromboembolism — the leading medical cause of maternal death in pregnancy — will help lower maternal morbidity and mortality.

Tommy and Amber Scott

To read the article about how Tommy Scott came home from work and found his pregnant wife, Amber, unconscious after she had suffered a stroke due to a clot in her brain, please click here.

To read the article on Medium.com, please click here.

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