Maternal Mortality – How You Can Protect Yourself

Let’s start with the good news: Infant mortality has reached an all-time low. While this is cause for celebration, a recent analysis by the CDC found that mothers in the United States have a higher rate of dying after giving birth than many other developed countries....

Curious About How a Hospital-Based Midwife Works?

If you are curious about how a hospital-based midwife works, we recommend that you read a great article from the American College of Nurse-Midwives about how certified nurse-midwives care for patients. Following is an excerpt from the article: “When three...

Hepatitis C Infections Double in Pregnant Women

Doctors have noticed an increase in Hepatitis-C infections in pregnant women, according to a study from Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In five years, from 2009-2014, the number of Hepatitis-C infections in pregnant women has almost doubled. Researchers say it’s...

How can your blood’s Rh factor affect your pregnancy?

While healthcare providers try to screen and treat as many women as they can, 5,000 babies develop Rh disease in the U.S. every year. What do you need to know? The majority of women are Rh (Rhesus) positive—85% of Caucasian women, 90% of African-American women, and...

A Salute to Mothers

It is the time of year to celebrate our Mothers. Just in case you are wondering who a mother is and what she does, ponder these words that describe a mother: adopt, advocate, beget, bring forth, campaign, care for, cherish, cleanse, concern, contend, counsel, crusade,...