Pregnancy-related deaths deemed preventable
Likelihood of black women experiencing maternal death
Pregnancy-related deaths occur between the day of delivery and 42 days postpartum.
National C-section rate
Reliance on epidurals
Women annually affected by maternal morbidity
C-sections caused by prolonged labor
Maternity departments understaffed
At Birthvue, we are determined to improve the US's drastic and disproportionate maternal mortality and morbidity rates. We aim to empower patients with real-time information and a voice they can use to maximize and improve their outcomes, raising the natural birth rate and reducing prolonged labor.
With every patient different and unique, patient-centered care is essential to reduce harmful neglect and implicit bias many women often experience. Health equity is a must to pave a path toward improved maternal outcomes.
Research has shown a negative relationship between maternal morbidity and labor duration. Prolonged labor contributes to severe postpartum hemorrhage, obstetric trauma, and infection.
Additionally, it negatively affects the birth experience and subsequent recovery during the postpartum period. Emotional factors—including worry, stress, and fear—have been linked to prolonged labor.
There is a critical need to address significant gaps in care to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity during the labor and delivery process in the United States. Despite considerable progress in the life sciences and technologies, the US has significantly higher maternal mortality than peer countries within the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
Bringing a child into the world should be the most joyful experience for expecting mothers. Nevertheless, for far too many expecting mothers, the experience is painful, leads to severe preventable complications, is c-section prone, and sadly results in unnecessary deaths.