The Birthing Spot 

              & Wellness Center

 

 

According to the World Health Organization (as highlighted on Facebook a couple of years ago):

 

  1. 100% of countries providing universal prenatal care have lower infant mortality rates than the US.
  2. Percent of US births attended by midwives: 4%
  3. Percent of European births attended by midwives: 75%
  4. Number of European countries (Great Britain, France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden Norway, and Finland all with over 75% of midwife-attended births) with higher perinatal mortality rates than the US: 0%
  5. Health care cost savings if midwifery care were utilized for 75% of US births: $8.5/billion/ year.
  6. Health care cost savings by bringing US cesarean section rate into compliance with WHO recommendations: $1.5 billion/year.
  7. Health care cost savings by extending midwifery care and de-medicalizing births in the US: $13-20 billion/year

 

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Click on baby pic to the left for a great article!