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Women’s Health CT Chief Medical Officer Discusses Childbirth Safety

by Stephanie Glasgow | Jun 10, 2019
Chief Medical Officer of Women’s Health Connecticut, Dr. Matthew Saidel was a featured guest on a local news talk radio show called Healthcare Matters. The conversation focused on childbirth safety from a panel of gynecologists from across the country. Topics covered why the maternal mortality rate has risen, the way hospitals are responding and how physicians in CT are offering support to women that are victims of intimate partner violence.

Dr. Matthew Saidel, Chief Medical Officer of Women’s Health Connecticut, was a featured guest on local news talk radio show Healthcare Matters on WTIC 1080. He discussed what hospitals are doing across the nation to ensure the safety of mothers during childbirth. Dr. Saidel joined the hosts of the show and a panel of physicians that reviewed why the maternal mortality rate has continued to rise in America, how hospitals are responding and what safety measures can be taken to care for women during pregnancy and through delivery. He offered another perspective to the conversation by bringing intimate partner violence to the forefront because it is the most common causes of death among women during their pregnancy and the postpartum period. Women’s Health Connecticut is a proud participant in the CCADV Health Professional Outreach Project to bolster IPV training across the Connecticut healthcare system.

Dr. Saidel’s comments begin at 37:12, listen to the episode here.

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