"American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World" - page 2

"American Way of Birth, Costliest in the World" (NY Times) Wow, according to this article giving birth in the U.S. is 2-3x more expensive than in other countries (2012 average of ~$10,000 for... Read More

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    Quote from DoGoodThenGo
    Am wondering if UK, France or other places that use midwives for a majority of normal births have higher rates of "adverse" outcomes than say the USA with all it's defensive practice.
    No, their mortality rates tend to be lower than the US. Fetal monitoring and medicalization of birth have NOT improved outcomes, just increased the rate of cesareans.
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    Quote from monkeybug
    No, their mortality rates tend to be lower than the US. Fetal monitoring and medicalization of birth have NOT improved outcomes, just increased the rate of cesareans.
    Not only that, but the United States has one of the highest maternal death rates for developed countries.


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