I have really been impressed with the quality of ABC's reporting lately in relation to child birth. I am thinking they must have one well educated, natural birther on staff because their reporting seems to really be coming from a place of wisdom and not just sensationalism.
I knew things were really getting bad in the U.S. due to the rising popularity among OBs to use too many interventions unnecessarily, but I had no idea that our maternal death rate had TRIPLED over the last decade. To me, that is just unacceptable. So tell me how a 31% Cesarean section rate is saving lives again? Tell me why VBAC is more dangerous that routine, repeat, scheduled c-sections? Tell me why we have such a high national induction rate other than waiting for the baby to truly be ready to come into the world in it own time?
Anyway, here's the report. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.
New Moms at Risk - ABC News