Why Are U.S. Women Dying in Childbirth?!?!

Croatia, Malta, Latvia, Bosnia…..those places must all be more dangerous to give birth in than the USA, the richest and most technologically advanced country in the world, right?

You couldn't be more wrong.  The maternal mortality rate is sky rocketing in this country, and there are multiple causes to blame.  Yes, being unhealthy certainly raises your risk of complication and death, but also unnecessary interventions, such as elective induction and c section, are too blame.  Did you know that The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that there has been no improvement in the maternal death rate in the United States since 1982?

Enter in midwife Ina May Gaskin with the Safe Motherhood Quilt Project:

The Safe Motherhood Quilt Project is a national effort developed to draw public attention to the current maternal death rates, as well as to the gross underreporting of maternal deaths in the United States, and to honor those women who have died of pregnancy-related causes since 1982.

It is up to YOU to be healthy, educate yourself, and avoid unnecessary intervention.

http://www.youtube.com/v/Nd9LRx6493A?fs=1&hl=en_US

To learn more about being healthy and unnecessary intervention, please visit Birthologie.com

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