We spoke to Dr. Ann Borders, Executive Director of the Illinois Perinatal Quality Collaborative (ILPQC), about how state perinatal quality collaboratives can make a real difference in the lives of mothers and babies.
Maternal mortality continues to be the perinatal news topic that most occupies Texas media. Perhaps the most substantive piece on this topic, in recent months, was the Texas Tribune's "Dangerous Deliveries: Is Texas doing enough to stop moms from dying?" It begins with this heartbreaking opening:
The AAP recommends that all babies be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months of life. The importance of breastmilk diets is even greater for preterm, very low birth weight babies hospitalized in NICUs. But it can be a struggle to provide these infants with the nutrition they so desperately need. That's where the TCHMB's NICU collaborative comes in.