USA Today: The rate of women dying in childbirth surged by 40%. These deaths are preventable.

Another OBHG clinician was in a major news outlet story about U.S. maternal deaths surging. OBHG Site Director Dr. Idalia-Rosado-Torres was quoted in USA Today on the subject.

Click here to read the full article, and see Dr. Rosado-Torres’ quotes from the article below:

“The pandemic has brought in a pathophysiology that puts those women more at risk,” said Dr. Idalia Rosado-Torres, obstetrician and gynecologist at Chesapeake Regional Medical Center and site director of Ob-Hospitalist Group.

Preeclampsia risk, for example, increases when a patient has COVID-19, she explained.

The disappearing care, coupled with the pandemic, exacerbates the problem for people who are already at high-risk, said Rosado-Torres. 

The dearth is “isolating them from the care that they need,” she said.

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