The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation was established to empower women around the issues of childbirth and pregnancy. Our main focus is on maternal mortality, the off-label use of drugs and informed consent.
According to the latest data by the World Health Organization published in 2015, the U.S. ranks 50th in the world in maternal deaths. That means that 49 other countries in the world have FEWER women dying in childbirth and from pregnancy-related issues than the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that approximately 2/3 of all maternal deaths in the U.S. GO UNREPORTED. This is unacceptable.
Many of these deaths are preventable. The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation believes that many medical interventions (like inducing labor and C-Sections) are not always needed nor necessary and subject the women to many adverse side effects. We believe that women should be FULLY informed regarding all the risks, side effects and alternatives involved in the various procedures and interventions that are used in childbirth, many of which have permanent adverse outcomes.
The objective of The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation is to inform and to educate. In this day and age, we need to be proactive regarding our own healthcare. This website was created for that purpose. Please join us in our efforts to reduce the maternal mortality rate in the United States. Read, question and stay informed by digging for information and then passing it on to others. Help us to save the lives of those giving life to others.
Sincerely, The Tatia Oden French Memorial Foundation