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A new NPR story explains how California experts have been examining the causes of maternal mortality and successfully figuring out how to counteract them.

A new NPR story explains how California experts have been examining the causes of maternal mortality and successfully figuring out how to counteract them.

The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.

The percentage of pregnant women getting epidurals or other spinal analgesia has climbed to a high of 71 percent, according to a Stanford study.

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A Stanford-led research team has developed a simple blood test for pregnant women that shows, with 75-80 percent accuracy, which pregnancies will end in premature birth.

A Stanford-led research team has developed a simple blood test for pregnant women that shows, with 75-80 percent accuracy, which pregnancies will end in premature birth.

It’s one of the hardest questions in medicine: Should hospitals ever stop spending money to avert certain preventable deaths?

It’s one of the hardest questions in medicine: Should hospitals ever stop spending money to avert certain preventable deaths?

The Stanford-based California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative has released a new toolkit to help doctors prevent dangerous blood clots in pregnant women and new mothers.

The Stanford-based California Maternal Quality Care Collaborative has released a new toolkit to help doctors prevent dangerous blood clots in pregnant women and new mothers.

Heart problems are the leading cause of death in pregnant women and new moms. A new set of guidelines will help doctors spot heart disease in these women.

Heart problems are the leading cause of death in pregnant women and new moms. A new set of guidelines will help doctors spot heart disease in these women.

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