CDC Statistics Comparing U.S. and European Infant Mortality Rates: We’re STILL at the Bottom of the Heap
from Birth Activist….
The United States remains near the bottom of the rankings. Among European nations, in the graph below, the seventeen countries above the US have better (lower) infant mortality rates.
An OB candidly shares her remarkable journey though three inductions, two cesareans, two vacuum assisted births, and one unplanned VBAC. Now a VBAC advocate, she shared her story on her blog:
My Surprise VBAC
“Needless to say, like most OB residents, my experience with normal, low-risk physiological birth was minimal……..Reflecting back over my journey, I see how much the field of obstetrics has managed to contribute and sometimes outright cause complications, all the while assuming they are just keeping everyone safer. And I see how much fear has overtaken the natural birthing process. I’ve said before that shows like Deliver Me, A Baby Story, and Birth Day should be renamed “Fear Factor” because they play on a woman’s often natural concerns about the birth by portraying the whole process as highly dramatic, with a woman strapped down and hooked up…..”