Georgia Moms Die During Childbirth at Alarming Rates

Georgia Moms Die During Childbirth at Alarming Rates
Jan 10, 2019

As a recent article in the AJC points out Georgia has a long-standing problem with moms dying during childbirth. Back in 2010, Amnesty International released a report and said that Georgia came in dead last in the United States when it comes to maternal health.

Many efforts were taken to address this issue after Amnesty International’s report, but those efforts have failed to make the problem better. As the AJC reports, “The best estimate of the state’s maternal death rate is now double the one Amnesty International called out.” And this is not just a Georgia problem – an American woman is 5 times more likely to die during childbirth than a woman in Greece.

There are many causes for these alarming statistics. Inadequate healthcare or access to resources, and a lack of education available to mothers about concerning signs and symptoms during pregnancy. The article also mentions that sometimes doctors don’t know the concerning signs and symptoms to look for in a pregnant woman.

At Warshauer Woodward Atkins, we have experience helping families who have experienced tremendous loss, pain and suffering. Some of these cases, have included ones where either the mom and/or the baby did not survive childbirth. In such times, families want answers and we have the dedicated professionals, including an in-house doctor, who can evaluate your case to determine if healthcare providers were negligent and help you during this difficult time.