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Shocking: U.S. Has Highest Death Rate For New Mothers

When you are in a delivery room anywhere in the United States, you expect to hear the cry of a healthy newborn entering the world. You do not expect to hear the anguished cries of a grieving father who has just lost his partner during childbirth. Maternal health reformer Elizabeth Howell, who witnessed this particularly...

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Poor judgment in home birth leads to baby's death

Research shows that home births have been on the rise in recent years, yet they still only account for less than one percent of all births in the United States. How safe are they? According to the Mayo Clinic, birthing mothers aren't afforded the same level of care and monitoring at home that they would receive in a hospital....

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Hospitals can curb waiting room anxiety for families by using new surgery update app

Time spent in a waiting room can be nerve-racking when waiting for news about a loved one’s surgery. New apps have emerged aimed at curbing waiting room anxiety but most hospitals, so far, have failed to use them. According to the Wall Street Journal, many companies are developing ways to give worried loved ones frequent updates on...

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The Disabled Say: It Is OK To Call A Disabled Person ‘Disabled'

Handicapped. Handi-capable. Disabled. Differently-abled. What to call a disabled person has changed over the years and now a movement is underway that says “disabled” is a proper term, according to Huffpost. Whether springing from political correctness or just a desire to avoid being unkind, people have danced around saying “disabled” in favor of euphemisms like “handicapable”...

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Subscribe to our Georgia Special Kids & Moms Newsletter

When it comes to helping families of children with cerebral palsy (CP), Tyrone Law Firm's advocacy extends beyond the courtroom. We're dedicated to serving families throughout our community. Every month, we publish a newsletter entitled Georgia Special Kids & Moms. This non-profit newsletter offers support and resources for children with CP and their families in Georgia....

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Closing the gap on racial disparities in maternal deaths

Maternal deaths are typical rare — with 700 occurring out of 3.8 million births each year. While the rest of the developed world has seen a significant decrease in maternal deaths from 2000-2015, the problem has grown in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), African American, Native American...

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A miscarriage can weigh heavily on partners and family members

Many women who experience a miscarriage understandably mourn their loss. After news of the miscarriage spreads, the woman who carried the fetus often receives support from friends and family. But how does a husband or partner of a woman who experienced a miscarriage feel? It’s a question that a psychotherapist specializing in pregnancy loss explores...

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The unusually high cost of stillbirths is devastating to grieving families

With improvements to modern medicine, we are seeing a decrease in stillbirths. That's because in medical settings, maternal patients who are considered high-risk are thoroughly monitored and intervention methods are often administered. Stillbirths can, however, occur when errors are made or when complications that should be identified are missed. One maternal patient recounts the devastating...

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Breastfeeding Report Card: Which Medications Are Safe?

The struggle for mothers about what medications to take continues because little research has been done on which drugs are safe while breastfeeding, according to the New York Times. A doctor did offer some encouragement amid the questions, however. Dr. Thomas Hale, professor of pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, said it was likely...

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Missing Developmental Milestones in Children May Be a Sign of a Birth Injury

Developmental milestones are skills children pick up naturally or through learning processes during a certain span of time. The first milestones are often noticed as early as two months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When a child is missing key developmental milestones, it may be a sign of a larger...

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