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How The Healthcare System Is Failing Pregnant Women and What Can Be Done About It

There has been an increase in maternal death awareness in the last 60 days. Dr. Debra Bingham explains the main reasons behind this, including increase in caesarian births, induced labor and around public health policies and access. They also discuss the difference in access to healthcare in different communities and women reporting that they are not being heard in the doctors office and delivery room. In this podcast, we discuss how the healthcare system is failing pregnant women and what...


EP4- Protecting Prengant Women in the Workforce with Senator Karen Keiser

Today we welcome Senator Karen Keiser, one of the mastermind's behind Bill 5835 in Washington State. This bill, also known as The Healthy Outcome in Pregnancy Bill, passed on International Women's Day in 2017. It is surprising that there is still a big lack of resources for pregnant women in the US. For way too long we have assumed that our medical system was doing a great job of taking care of pregnant women and babies. We are actually falling behind in the world in terms of maternal...


Important Advances in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy and Advice for Subsequent Pregnancies After Recovery, with Dr. Barouch

Dr. Barouch, Expert in Peripartum Cardiomyopathy, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, discusses some of the important advances that have brought researchers closer to solving PPCM, what has been learned about this disease since 1992 and what still remains unanswered. She also discusses how we can start to make changes in the delayed diagnosis of PPCM, as well as some advice for women who have recovered from PPCM and are now faced with a subsequent pregnancy. Lili A....


Unknown facts you need to know about Peripartum and Postpartum Cardiomyopathy

Anner Porter talks about her own personal experience as a Postpartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM) survivor of 24 years. She provides valuable detailed information for all women regardless of race and age about the unknown challenges that pregnant women face. She further elaborates on what PPCM is, what are the causes, how it is diagnosed, the symptoms and the risk. Anner discusses what researchers know and what remains unknow about PPCM.


What is Peripartum and Postpartum Cardiomyopathy?

Dr. James Fett graduated from the University of Minnesota medical school in 1960. He is uniquely involved in working with peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) patients since his retirement from United States Public Health Service in 1997. He is currently working in Haiti on several peripartum cardiomyopathy research projects. He is a consultant for the Peripartum Cardiomyopathy Network/ Investigation Pregnancy Associated Cardiomyopathy (PCN/IPAC) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical...