U.S. 2016 Cesarean & Preterm Birth Stats Now Available & Not Much to Cheer About

Consumer Reports announces the publication of the latest U.S. birth statistics. The 2016 cesarean rate was 31.9%, continuing a decline for the fourth year in a row, but don’t break out the [...]


Preventable Maternal Mortality: Disgrace of the U.S. Maternity Care System

Several articles on U.S. maternal mortality rates have popped up over the last month or so, most of them using an NPR report as their primary source. Working conjointly with ProPublica, NPR spent [...]


Do Laboring Women Retain Their Right to Make Medical Decisions about Their Care?

You might be thinking this is a silly question because every competent adult has the right to make decisions about their medical care, but, in fact, doctors, hospital administrators, and lawyers [...]

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