America’s Silent Crisis
Photo attributed to: Tarah Photography
The available data from 2011-2014 cites 7,208 fatalities related to pregnancy and childbirth in the United States with an increasing trend year-to-year. Each year, more than 300,000 women across the globe die from complications associated with pregnancy or childbirth. Between 1990 and 2015 the global maternal mortality ratio fell by nearly 44-percent. However, the maternal mortality ratio in the United States increased during those years. More specifically, the state of Georgia ranks in the bottom three states (of those that reported their statistics) with 48.4 women perishing per 100,000 live births.
Across the state, the prevalence of chronic conditions that contribute to maternal morbidity exceeds the national average; and the state, especially in rural and urban “healthcare-deserts”.
IT CAN BE DONE
The state of California currently has the most successful example in the United States of preventing maternal morbidity with 4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births from 2012-2016.
HOW WE ARE GOING TO HELP
In collaboration with Johnson & Johnson, a study will be launched which will utilize the INvaryant platform to give both pregnant and postpartum mothers and their providers a holistic perspective into the health of the mothers and their babies.