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There is a lot of public data on maternal health and New York City hospitals. WNYC's Fred Mogul makes sense of it so families can find the best hospital for them.
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Maimonides Hospital delivers more babies in a year than any other hospital in New York State. They also have some of the lowest complication rates, a distinction born from practice.
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There’s a safety gap in New York City hospitals that puts the lives of black women at much greater risk than white women. Experts say better hospital culture can reduce the risks.
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WNYC is collecting stories about how New York City hospitals handle complications during childbirth, and the station is looking for personal stories.
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C-sections have been in the news a lot lately, and the seemingly conflicting messages are enough to sow confusion. But the fact remains that the procedure is way too common in the majority of hospitals throughout the country. And that has consequences for both moms' health and health care costs.

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If you are pregnant and considering where to give birth to your child, what matters most to you? Probably not the quality measures used to calculate the ratings at California Healthcare Compare, a new online tool that allows consumers to compare health care prices and quality.

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When medical boards are at their best, they focus on the types of poor judgment calls that hurt patients. But boards also care about other things: when doctors don’t pay their taxes, how well doctors keep up their books, and who they date.

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No one would blame a young couple for curling up on their couch and just forgetting about the rest of the world for a while after their daughter died from a birth injury. But they have quickly tried to make a difference and enact change.

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"Astounding" domestic violence stats, a South Carolina health reform scandal, and post-Katrina heart attacks, plus more in our Daily Briefing.

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Women in Redding, Calif. face a major dilemma should they decide to try to have a natural birth after a previous Cesarean section.

Redding may be a regional medical hub serving basically every rural county adjacent to the northern Sacramento Valley, but the doctors here refuse to perform vaginal births after a previous c-section (VBAC).

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