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Danger In Delivery: US' Maternal Mortality Is Scary High!

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Scary: Moms In U.S. More Likely To Die In Childbirth Than Anywhere In Europe

NOT good news!

Almost 13 out of every 100,000 child births in the United States results in the mother's death!!!

That's worse than nearly ALL countries in Europe and many in Asia and the Middle East! Despite advancement in medical technology US's the maternal mortality rate had nearly DOUBLED in the past 20 years.

WHY? The problem isn't a lack of healthcare — many experts believe the cause is too much scientific intervention, like c-sections and inducing labor.

McMinnville obgyn, Allan Hedges, points out that women in other counties — who see a doctor less during their pregnancies — have safer deliveries than Americans. He says our frequent visits to the hospital aren't helping one bit,

“Studies show that continuous monitoring doesn’t change anything, except to increase the C-section rate.”

Which only increases the danger — cause a woman is 3 times more likely to die from a C-section than a vaginal delivery. C-sections also cause substantially more medical complications not resulting in fatality.

Dr. Hedges says we're risking our lives for simple convenience. He says,

“The induction rate is really high, and that leads to more C-sections. It used to be that you only induced someone if there was a problem with the baby. Now, it’s often done for the patient’s or physician’s convenience.”

So crazy!!

These terrifying truth is certainly something to consider while making delivery plans.

It appears that natural may be the safest option!

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