Ali on the Run Show Episode 143: Motherhood Mondays with Dr. Taraneh Shirazian, OB/GYN & President of Saving Mothers

Date: May 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 0

Women are dying of causes that should not kill them in 2019.”

Dr. Taraneh Shirazian is a board-certified OB/GYN and surgeon practicing at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, where she’s also the Director of Global Women’s Health at NYU’s College of Global Public Health. In 2009, Dr. Shirazian created the Saving Mothers nonprofit organization, whose goal is to lower the global rate of maternal deaths. Currently, 350,000 women worldwide die due to pregnancy and childbirth complications. That’s one mother dying every two minutes. On this episode, we talk about the important work Saving Mothers is doing to further women’s empowerment and patient advocacy during pregnancy and childbirth, and we discuss why, exactly, so many women are dying this way, particularly women of color. Dr. Shirazian, a mom of two, also talks about her newest venture, Mommy Matters, which directly supports Saving Mothers.

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Why Dr. Shirazian says doctors make the worst patients (5:15)
  • Why are so many women dying during childbirth? (7:45)
  • All about Saving Mothers (12:30)
  • Why are so many women dying during childbirth in New York City? Plus, the racial disparities involved with maternal deaths (17:00)
  • Shirazian’s recommended resources for pregnant women (23:00)
  • How to support Saving Mothers (24:30)
  • All about Mommy Matters (27:20)
  • Shirazian’s message to moms in all stages of motherhood, plus what she remembers about her own experience as a new mom (35:50)
  • On returning to work post-baby (41:30)

What we mention on this episode:

Saving Mothers

Mommy Matters

American College of OB/GYN Patient Education Portal

Run the TCS New York City Marathon for Saving Mothers

Mommy Matters ergonomic pillow

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