Rural Maternity Units Closing

A large number of hospitals in rural areas have closed, and many more have closed their maternity units, leaving many rural mothers-to-be with no nearby place to deliver their babies or even get prenatal care. Experts discuss the financial and demographic reasons behind these closures, the danger it presents to mothers and children, and some ways to counter the risk.

Medical Notes 18-51

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of December 23, 2018.

15-29 Segment 1: Maternal Mortality

  Synopsis: The death rate surrounding pregnancy in the US has been climbing to the point it compares with some third world countries rather than the western European nations we once compared to. Experts discuss possible reasons for the increase and one possible way to reverse it--more reliance on midwives. Host: Reed Pence. Guests: Dr. … Continue reading 15-29 Segment 1: Maternal Mortality