Pregnant women in the U.S. have a greater risk of dying from pregnancy or childbirth related complications than women in 40 other countries around the world. It’s past time to fix this.
What became even more shocking to us were the replies, numbers and information we were able to obtain with this project. I will go question by question reviewing and sharing some of the results through various posts, but first before getting into each individual question, and the comments and experiences listed, I would like to give a general overview and release of the actual poll results.
The National Institutes of Health convened a conference to discuss a hotly debated topic–vaginal birth after cesarean section. Feminists are working to ensure that the voices of mothers are heard.
The accessibility and safety of VBACs or vaginal birth after cesarean section have become issues of controversy for pregnant women and a cause for birth and reproductive justice advocates. Now an independent panel has concluded that, in fact, VBACs should be more accessible – in most circumstances.
Health care reform measures currently making their way through Congress would radically alter health care coverage for women in this country, for the better. Why don’t most American women know this?