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    Health Pregnancy child birth

    The U.S. is the most dangerous country in the developed world to give birth in according to a report.

    About 50,000 women are “severely injured” during childbirth, and about 700 women die every year. Half of these deaths could have been prevented, as could the injuries, if correct safety procedures had been followed, according to an investigation by USA Today.

    While most women give birth with no issue, "The Global Burden of Disease 2015 Maternal Mortality" study published in The Lancet journal and cited in the USA Today's "Deadly Deliveries" report, lays bare the startling disparity between the U.S. and other developed nations.

    Maternal mortality was defined as a death occurring because of obstetric complications or when pregnancy exacerbates a pre-existing medical condition.

    Between 1990 to 2015, the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 births in most developed nations—including Germany, France, Japan, England and Canada—fell or plateaued to below 10. But in the U.S. the figure spiked to 26.4.

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    The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists addresses the disparity in maternal mortality between the U.S. and other developed nations on its website. It also points to the racial disparities in maternal mortality. Black women, for example, are three to four times more likely to die from a pregnancy-related complication than non-Hispanic white women.

    The U.S. is the most dangerous developed country to give birth in: Report
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    We must do better. After all we are the richest country..
     
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    No its true, and last I read Texas was the worst state in the US for maternal mortality and the rest of the republicans ruled states. It doesn't matter if you believe it, republicans like to bury their head in a hole of sand and pretend everything is a ok.
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    But Texas is in a category all by itself. For the first half-decade of the new millennium, maternal deaths were steady, hovering at around 18 deaths per 100,000 births -- not a particularly dramatic number. However, from 2011 to 2014 the number doubled. During those more recent years, more than 600 Texas women died from complications around childbirth. Those figures, the study concluded, didn’t make sense “in the absence of war, natural disaster or severe economic upheaval.”
    Why Texas Is the Most Dangerous U.S. State to Have a Baby
     
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    Technically speaking we're 22 trillion dollars in debt as a country. Or are you talking about other people's money?
     
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    That is what they say , we are the richest country, but not in health and we spend the most on health than any developed country. I am not playing your games.
     
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    Well people who know the truth of the situaton, people who understand economics and monetary policy contend otherwise.

    As far as playing games, I don't really do that kind of thing. Huh uh.
     
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    it's about healthcare in the US, we spend more money on healthcare that the rest of the developed countries and we have bad healthcare.

    Soon it will be safer to have an abortion, it already is. Texas is trying to make abortion illegal,

    just think of the all the women dying then due to childbirth and after.
     
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    I don't disagree with you. I tend to approach the problem more fundamentally, though, versus just arguing over the consequences.

    Not only is it more expensive, but the quality of care is diminishing, which your posting does reflect.

    There's a lot to say about it, it's a little early for me to be typing and thinking, though, Ha.
     
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