Fantastic TEDMED talk by Dr. Elizabeth Howell on how we can improve maternal healthcare before, during, and after pregnancy. Becoming observant and aware of how the quality of care and its delivery differs from site to site and practitioner to practitioner appears to be one of the first steps in addressing this global issue.

Read more on:

‘We can’t do it alone’: Indigenous maternal health program aims to address inequality of health care by Whalen via CBC.

Canada’s pregnancy-related mortality rates: doing well but room for improvement (2015) by Verstraeten et al. via Clin Invest Med.

Disparities and Trends in Birth Outcomes, Perinatal and Infant Mortality in Aboriginal vs. Non-Aboriginal Populations: A Population-Based Study in Quebec, Canada 1996–2010 (2015) by Chen et al. via PLOS.

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