The US is failing its mothers.   While most US women safely give birth, 50,000+ are severely injured and 700 die each year. Although maternal deaths per 100,000 births have been flat or have fallen in most developed nations, they have increased sharply in the US.  

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Pregnant women in US immigration detention are being denied medical care, shackled, and abused in detention centers in southwestern states, Buzzfeed reports.   Last December, the Trump administration quietly ended an Obama administration–era directive against detaining…

Miscarriages and stillbirths related to the Zika virus may be much higher than initially thought, according to data pooled from 6 primate research centers.

Post-partum hemorrhage kills about 70,000 women annually, but a newly formulated drug could save thousands, a WHO-led study determined. Oxytocin has been the first-choice drug to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. The catch: it must be stored and transported at 2…

Post-partum hemorrhage kills about 70,000 women annually, but a newly formulated drug could save thousands, a WHO-led study determined. Oxytocin has been the first-choice drug to prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth. The catch: it must be stored and transported at 2…

The US leads the industrialized world in the rate of pregnancy and childbirth-related deaths, and the country's fraught relationship with midwives has a role to play, according to the final installment in a series on America’s maternal mortality crisis. Just 10% of the…

Malignant hyperthermia, a rare complication of general anesthesia, is often fatal without treatment.

A midwife forced to deliver the babies of ISIS militants who captured Raqqa, Syria in 2014 recounted her nightmare. ISIS Husbands, Nasr said, barely trusted her; they wouldn’t let her give their laboring wives—including many Syrian teenagers as young as 13 years old—pain…

Texas made national news for its shocking maternal mortality numbers in 2012, but as it turns out, those numbers were flawed.