Maternity’s Most Dangerous Time: After New Mothers Come Home

The New York Times, May 28, 2023

Recent research shows that most pregnancy-related deaths occur in the year after a baby is born. The discovery is changing how doctors care for new mothers.

“Our approach to birth has been that the baby is the candy and the mom’s the wrapper, and once the baby is out of the wrapper we cast it aside…We need to recognize that the wrapper is a person — moms are getting really sick and dying.” @astuebe