Father’s Heartbreaking Facebook Post About Fiancée’s Death Has More Talking About Maternal Death In The U.S.

Mothers are dying while giving birth more frequently

A Louisiana man’s Facebook post about his fiancee dying after giving birth comes days after many shared the story of a neonatal nurse who died hours after holding her newborn.

Another Maternal Death

A Louisiana man shared the tragedy that happened after his fiancee gave birth to their baby, writing on Facebook that she “didn’t make it.” Jean-Luc Montou said his fiancee Sarah Bertrand was “fine” until she went into cardiac arrest 24 hours after giving birth.

via: today.

Love Of His Life

“Still doesn’t even feel real. It just happened within moments and she was gone. I loved this woman so much and there was no warning. She was so happy to have little Julian. I miss her so much.”

via: today.

Out Of Nowhere

“I loved this woman like no other and she died in front of me while I held our son,” he continued.

via: today.

Last Moment Together

“I never got to see this picture until now. This is amazing,” he captioned this photo. Doctors said Sarah died from a pulmonary embolism from a blood clot that formed during labor.

via: today.

An Epidemic

It’s crazy to hear, but the U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed worlds! Studies have shown that maternal deaths increased by 27% between 2000 and 2014.

via: today.

Preventable

The CDC says almost 60% of U.S. maternal deaths are preventable. The main causes of maternal death are hemorrhage, infection, mental health conditions, preeclampsia and eclampsia, and blood disorders.

via: today.

All About The Approach

“Prevention isn’t a magic pill,” Main told them. “It’s actually teamwork [and having] a structured, organized, standardized approach” to care,” Elliott Main, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford says.

via: today.


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