You are currently viewing all posts tagged with Maternal mortality rate.

BIRTHFIT Podcast 121 Featuring Tracie Enis of National Black Doulas Association

  Lindsey: [00:00:00] So welcome to the BIRTHFIT podcast.   Tracie Enis: [00:00:04] Woooo Lindsey I’m so excited to be here.   Lindsey: [00:00:06] Yeah I’m super stoked to have you too because basically I want to repeat you know three quarters of the conversation we had two weeks ago. …

The United States Spends a Shit Ton on Pregnancy and Childbirth. And, We Are Still Losing.

  The United States is a developed country that has a significantly high maternal mortality rate with no indications that it will lower in the next 5 years.That is unless someone in the driver seats make a hard left to go down the opposite path that we are on.   …

An Unnecessary Cut? [VIDEO]

I came across this short (15 minute) documentary yesterday. It is full of alarming facts, most of which I already knew, but to hear them again, out loud, is astonishing. The facts below are all stated in this documentary plus more: The most common operating-room procedure in the United States is …

My Soapbox.

Maternal care in our country makes me sad. We are at the bottom of the list amongst industrialized nations in the category. Our society cannot figure out pregnancy and birth. In the last 25 years, the rate of pregnancy-related deaths has more than doubled, the c-section rate is at least …