Posted by: brambledoula | September 26, 2007

C sections on the rise

And more women are dying because of it.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-block24sep24,0,6378847.story?coll=la-opinion-center

Excerpt:

“Pre-term births are on the rise. Nearly one-third of women have major abdominal surgery to give birth. And compared with other industrialized countries, the United States ranks second-to-last in infant survival. For years, these numbers have suggested something is terribly amiss in delivery wards. Now there is even more compelling evidence that the U.S. maternity care system is failing: For the first time in decades, the number of women dying in childbirth has increased.”

I wonder how long it’s going to take for people to “get it”.

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