Saturday, August 25, 2007

Childbirth Mortality Rate is Rising in the U.S.

"Valerie Scythes, a 35-year-old elementary school teacher, died in March at a hospital in New Jersey -- the state with the highest caesarean section rate. She had had a C-section, as did another teacher at the same school who died after giving birth at the same hospital two weeks later."

It's all over the news this weekend. See these links:
Experts: U.S. childbirth deaths on rise
Rate of death in childbirth rising in the U.S.
Rate of U.S. women dying in childbirth rising

US childbirth mortality rate increases

More and more women are dying! Do we really need any more evidence that maternity care in the U.S. needs an overhaul?! Raise an uproar, write a letter to the editor, spread the word, do whatever you can! Let's stop this madness!