7. The United States Ranks High in Child Mortality

The US spends a lot of money on trying to prevent infant mortality and mother mortality. The US ranks around 169th out of the 204 countries that collect these rates. So why is this happening? It is obvious that the US is spending a lot of time, energy, and money on this area because the US doesn’t want these deaths. And there are two suggested possible solutions: have midwifery care for everyone and limited intervention or have more natural births and fewer C-sections. Doctors should be given incentives for not giving C-sections.

These lessons that I learned from a midwife were truly fascinating. I knew nothing about their jobs and all these issues surrounding them. There are so many ethical and privilege problems. What are your thoughts? Did you know about any of this?

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