Article: Are You REALLY Independen...In Your Birth Choice?

I can't help but agree with this author. Having our last three babies was part of our way of gaining control back over my births so that we did have a say in what procedures were done and how the baby was delivered. The way the U.S. ranks in world infant mortality is really sad:

"It is sad enough that the U.S. sits so poorly in world infant mortality rankings, but a new report published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet and reported in the Washington Post points out that our childbirth-related maternal death rate continues to rise and is at nearly its highest point* in twenty-five years. [*Aside from its sharp spike in 2009 due to the H1N1 influenza virus.] American mothers die in or around childbirth at double the rate they do in Saudi Arabia, and triple the rate of the United Kingdom — and at statistically the same rate as in Iran.

In terms of where it is safest and healthiest to become a mother, America — land of the free and the brave — ranks 60th of 180 nations. In that context, is there any real birth choice?"

What do you think of this article and do you think there is any real birth choice?…

8Theresa GouldChicago, Illinois
About Theresa Gould
Current: Chicago, Illinois
Birth: August 10
On since: Aug 5, 2013
***Baby Team Leader*** I have been married for over 20 years. My husband and I have eight children ages 18 down to 4 years old. We use to live in Chicago but now live in Canada. I own