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Posted on 2006.01.04 at 21:53
where am I: Butler Hospital ADI chart room, what's it to you?
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Quick post from work, to call attention to this:

The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project.

From the front page:

Did you know…that the United States ranks behind at least 30 other nations in maternal mortality rates according to the World Health Organization. In 1996, the United States reported 12 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births, up from 8 per 100,000 in 1991.

Did you know…that black women in the United States have 4 times the risk of dying from childbirth or childbirth related complications. Hispanic women in the United States, similarly, are 1.6 times more likely than non-Hispanic white women to die from pregnancy-related causes.

The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project is a national effort developed to draw public attention to the current maternal death rates and to honor those women who have died of pregnancy-related causes during the past twenty years. The Project was the vision of Ina May Gaskin, midwifery pioneer and author of the classic book Spiritual Midwifery, who has been instrumental in bringing this issue to the public light.

The Quilt Project's sponsor is the Safe Motherhood Initiatives, USA, an organization founded to improve maternal mortality rates in the United States.

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