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S2E6 | Improving Maternal Health through AI and Biomedical Science | Health Pulse Podcast

S2E6 | Improving Maternal Health through AI and Biomedical Science | Health Pulse Podcast

On this episode, Greg speaks with Professor Patricia Maguire, Biomedical Scientist and Director of University College Dublin’s Institute for Discovery. Maguire’s research focuses on platelets, an interest that began 25 years ago when her father suffered his first heart attack and she recognized the need for better diagnostics in the clinic. Maguire explains that platelets are a ready source of biomarkers. In one project, her team works closely with three large maternity hospitals in Dublin, Ireland, on a study that has found new diagnostic markers for preeclampsia. Their goal on the project is to bring diagnostic data from blood platelets together with all other available data on a mother during pregnancy and apply Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to extract insights. Those insights can be delivered to a clinician to inform critical care decisions, such as when a baby should be born. Maguire says the ultimate dream of the team is to partner with government and industry to bring the preeclampsia diagnostic to every woman who needs it, saving lives. She also shares her thoughts on the importance of democratizing AI and analytics to improve knowledge sharing and collaboration from academia into the real world. Topic Outline 00:00 – Welcome 02:06 – Mission of the UCD Institute for Discovery 04:00 – The role of analytics in research 07:22 – The global impact of preeclampsia 11:14 – Augmented intelligence for clinical decision making 12:00 – What’s next for the preeclampsia project? Additional resources ◉ E-book: Powering Health Innovation with AI – ◉ Life sciences industry page on – ◉ Health care industry page on – ◉ The Health Pulse Podcast – Disclaimer: All presentations represent the opinions of the presenter and do not represent the position or the opinion of SAS. SUBSCRIBE TO THE SAS SOFTWARE YOUTUBE CHANNEL ABOUT SAS SAS is a trusted analytics powerhouse for organizations seeking immediate value from their data. A deep bench of analytics solutions and broad industry knowledge keep our customers coming back and feeling confident. With SAS®, you can discover insights from your data and make sense of it all. Identify what’s working and fix what isn’t. Make more intelligent decisions. And drive relevant change. #SASSoftware #TheHealthPulse CONNECT WITH SAS SAS ► SAS Customer Support ► SAS Communities ► SAS Analytics Explorers ► Facebook ► Twitter ► LinkedIn ► Blogs ► RSS ►
Racial Disparities in Maternal Health | Episode #7 | Bun in the Oven Podcast

Racial Disparities in Maternal Health | Episode #7 | Bun in the Oven Podcast

In this week’s episode we’ll be talking about the racial disparities in maternal health, and the current challenges faced by black women and birthing people during pregnancy and after childbirth. My guests are the amazing founders of the organisation Five X More, Tinuke Awe and Clotilde Abe. We discuss the worrying statistics surrounding black women and birthing people in the UK, what is currently being done to reduce these figures, and how we can all help support Five X More in their goal of improving the statistics as soon as possible. Tinuke and Clo, whilst feeling this cause is their calling, work incredibly hard whilst also raising their own children. We do have another gorgeous little guest in this podcast, Tinukes 1 year old daughter Eden, so I hope you enjoy the occasional squeels of excitement you hear in the background. Guest Bio: Five X More: Five X More is a grassroots organisation committed to changing Black women and birthing people’s maternal health outcomes in the UK. It was initiated in 2019 when two Black mothers, Tinuke and Clotilde came together with the dream of improving maternal mortality rates and health care outcomes for Black women. Five X More is dedicated to supporting mothers and birthing people with its campaigning work and recommendations. It focuses on empowering Black women and birthing people to make informed choices and advocate for themselves throughout their pregnancies and after childbirth. ► Follow Five X More on Instagram -- ► Check out the Five X More Website -- Useful links and How You Can Help: ► Navigating Pregnancy as a Black Person -- ► Read this article about Racial Disparities in Maternal Health and the disparity in maternal deaths because of ethnicity -- ► Donate to Five X More -- ► Take the 'Black Maternity Experience Survey' -- A Word From Our Sponsor The Bump Plan This episode of Bun in the Oven is sponsored by The Bump Plan: the UK's Number 1 Online Prenatal Fitness Plan which has already helped over 30,000 women feel strong and prepared through their pregnancies: Given the theme of this podcast I imagine that some of you are currently pregnant or planning a family. So many women I know just aren’t sure how to move their body safely during this changing time? Or they want to stay active but need someone to show them the way and hold their hand? That’s where the Bump Plan comes in. The Bump Plan is a holistic prenatal fitness plan that allows you to work out with confidence at each trimester of your pregnancy. Founded by myself, Hollie Grant, The Bump Plan has already helped over 30,000 pregnant women stay active safely, and feel empowered throughout their pregnancies. Through its trimester specific workouts in which I am always at the same stage of my pregnancy as you will be in yours, hypnobirthing subscription, and extensive Education Hub, you’ll feel supported and part of a welcome community. Let me help you move safely through your pregnancy, maintain your fitness and strength, and enter parenthood strong and prepared for all the demands it poses. ► As a listener of Bun in the Oven I am offering you £5/month off the cost of your monthly subscription to The Bump Plan simply by entering the code 'bun' at checkout. ► Sign up -- ►Join our community today and stay strong throughout your pregnancy -- ► The Bump Plan on Instagram --

Understanding Good Maternal Health

by Maia Signore

Maternal health refers to the well-being of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. It includes the physical, emotional, and social aspects of a woman's health related to reproduction. Some causes of maternal health issues can include complications during pregnancy or childbirth such as pre-eclampsia, hemorrhage, infections, and obstructed labor. What can cause these things to happen are; poor nutrition, lack of access to healthcare services, poverty, and limited education. When women aren't taking proper care of their body or receiving enough nutrition it comes back and affects them later in life when it affects their own health and their children. Treatment options are available to those who need it. They depend on the specific condition but may include medication, surgery, blood transfusions or other medical interventions. With these treatment options, women have the opportunity to resolve these maternal health issues however, they have to be cautious when they decide to

have another child. This can happen as many times as women let it happen. This is why being educated and taking proper precautions is extremely important. Thankfully, there are ways to improve maternal health outcomes, for example, increasing access to family planning services and education on healthy pregnancies and childbirth practices. Additionally, addressing social determinants such as poverty and gender inequality can also have a positive impact on maternal health outcomes. There are preventative measures that are used to be able to stop and “prevent” maternal health issues from happening in the future. There is adequate prenatal care, this includes physician check ups regularly. There is skilled attendance at birth, which includes the delivery process being supervised by a licensed professional. There is addressing the social determinants of health which includes addressing poverty and gender equality. Lastly, educating women about proper prenatal care, nutrition, and self care during pregnancy are other ways that prevention is applied and these all have had a positive impact on maternal health outcomes.

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