Deadly Delivery The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the United States: On Year Update (Spring 2011)

Deadly Delivery The Maternal Health Care Crisis in the United States: On Year Update (Spring 2011)

“Amnesty International brought the issue of maternal mortality and morbidity front and center as a human rights issue. For the first time in twenty years, I felt the American people come to understand the jeopardy of pregnancy and birth right here at home, understanding that the statistics, perhaps unknown until now, are populated by our neighbors.” Jennie Joseph, Midwife, Winter Garden, Florida, 8 February 2011

 “According to new UN data, maternal mortality in the US has worsened, falling from 41st to 50th in the world. In other words, women in the US face a greater risk of maternal death than in 49 other countries”

 “The maternal mortality ratio for American Indian/Alaska Native women was 4 times higher than the 2010 target and for African American women was 8 times higher than the 2010 target.”

 

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