Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: Mortality rates lowest for infants of normal-weight women

(HealthDay)—Infants of women who are normal weight prepregnancy have the lowest total infant, neonatal, and postneonatal mortality rates, with increased rates seen for infants of women who are underweight or who have obesity ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

When insurers cover infertility treatments, fewer women die

When states require that insurers provide coverage of infertility treatments, 20% fewer mothers die during pregnancy, childbirth or shortly after birth, according to a University of Michigan study.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Decreasing the maternal mortality rate in Ghana

This past summer, students from the College of Life Sciences Department of Public Health worked to lower the maternal mortality rate in Ghana by developing a new app that connects pregnant women with their healthcare worker, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State University and the University of California, Merced.

Health

Norway ranks as world's best place to be a mother

Norway ranks as the world's best place to be a mother, well ahead of the United States which dropped to the 33rd spot in the annual scorecard released by Save the Children on Monday.

Health

Maternal deaths falling, but not fast enough, WHO says

Global maternal deaths have fallen sharply in recent decades, but women in sub-Saharan Africa are still by far the most likely to perish while pregnant, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

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