Why are so many U.S. women dying duri...

Why are so many U.S. women dying during childbirth?

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Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#1 Apr 24, 2013
Kristin Marlowe was seven months pregnant and admitted for a small placental tear at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Mo., when she began to complain of a headache. An hour later, she stopped breathing. Strong, healthy and only 20 years old — she died of a stroke.

¶ Her son, Trennon, was delivered by emergency C-section and survived.¶“We knew we were going to spend our life together,” said her husband, Nick Marlowe, 22, still reeling from her death last August.“I can tell you right now, if it wasn’t for my kid, I wouldn’t be here.”
The hospital staff is also struggling for answers. Doctors are unsure how a young woman with no risks or obvious signs quickly took such a tragic turn.“How did this happen?” said obstetrics director Dr. David Redfern.“Why did this happen?’

The maternal death rate in the U.S. is creeping upward — to more than double what it was 25 years ago. Systems identifying deaths have improved, so how much the increase can be attributed to risk is uncertain. But experts agree maternal deaths are no longer declining, are underestimated, largely preventable and disproportionately affect certain groups.

“We have not seen a decrease in maternal mortality, and that is worrisome,” said Dr. George Saade, director of maternal-fetal medicine at University of Texas Medical Branch. He said black women were three to four times more likely than white women to die from pregnancy.“These two things are very concerning, particularly in a developed country like the U.S.”

The 20th century saw a dramatic decrease in pregnancy-related deaths, largely because of improvements in sterile techniques — reaching the lowest point in 1987 at 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births. The most recent figures available show the rate hovers around 15 deaths per 100,000 births — placing the U.S. near the bottom among developed nations.

The rate of severe complications during and after delivery have also doubled in the last decade, according to a 2012 federal study. Near-misses, where a woman nearly dies, increased by 27 percent.

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/why-...
Ocean56

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#2 Apr 25, 2013
Quote:
"The 20th century saw a dramatic decrease in pregnancy-related deaths, largely because of improvements in sterile techniques — reaching the lowest point in 1987 at 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births. The most recent figures available show the rate hovers around 15 deaths per 100,000 births — placing the U.S. near the bottom among developed nations.

The rate of severe complications during and after delivery have also doubled in the last decade, according to a 2012 federal study. Near-misses, where a woman nearly dies, increased by 27 percent."

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Thanks for sharing this article, Morgana, although for some reason the link didn't work for me. Why are so many women dying indeed, especially in the 21st century. I think any woman who may be undecided about having children should definitely have access to this kind of information.

Of course, that's exactly the kind of information that regressive, anti-choice imbeciles DON'T want women to know about. Because if they did, they might decide NEVER to become mothers at all. And that would be a disaster for the religionists who insist that the ONLY "true vocation" for women is pregnancy and motherhood.

Morgana 9

“And the Horse You Rode in On”

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis

#3 Apr 25, 2013
Ocean56 wrote:
Quote:
"The 20th century saw a dramatic decrease in pregnancy-related deaths, largely because of improvements in sterile techniques — reaching the lowest point in 1987 at 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births. The most recent figures available show the rate hovers around 15 deaths per 100,000 births — placing the U.S. near the bottom among developed nations.
The rate of severe complications during and after delivery have also doubled in the last decade, according to a 2012 federal study. Near-misses, where a woman nearly dies, increased by 27 percent."
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Thanks for sharing this article, Morgana, although for some reason the link didn't work for me. Why are so many women dying indeed, especially in the 21st century. I think any woman who may be undecided about having children should definitely have access to this kind of information.
Of course, that's exactly the kind of information that regressive, anti-choice imbeciles DON'T want women to know about. Because if they did, they might decide NEVER to become mothers at all. And that would be a disaster for the religionists who insist that the ONLY "true vocation" for women is pregnancy and motherhood.
Try this..sorry the first link did not work!

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/why-...

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