It happens every day. Somewhere. To someone. To a mama. To a baby. To women. To a family. To a nation. We can't ignore it and we have to change it.
Woman burned during c-section
A Bakersfield woman goes to a local hospital to give birth, but catches on fire during delivery. The woman says it happened at San Joaquin Community Hospital last year. To make matters worse she says neither the hospital nor the doctor will take responsibility for what happened.
Two New Jersey women die after their c-sections
In March, the staff, students and parents of Avon Elementary School threw a surprise baby shower for teachers Valerie Scythes and Melissa Farah.
Mere weeks later, both young women were dead.
They died, 15 days apart, after delivering by cesarean section at Underwood Memorial Hospital in Woodbury, Gloucester County. They left behind healthy infants - Isabella Rose Scythes and Grace Melissa Farah.
**my note: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a cesarean rate of 10-15%. New Jersey’s cesarean rate is 37%.**
American babies are three times more likely to die in their first month as children born in Japan, and newborn mortality is 2.5 times higher in the United States than in Finland, Iceland or Norway, Save the Children researchers found.
Only Latvia, with six deaths per 1,000 live births, has a higher death rate for newborns than the United States, which is tied near the bottom of industrialized nations with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia with five deaths per 1,000 births.
"The United States has more neonatologists and neonatal intensive care beds per person than Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom, but its newborn mortality rate is higher than any of those countries," said the annual State of the World's Mothers report.
Infant mortality rate, US: 6.78 (CDC)
Infant mortality rate, Cuba 5.8 (medicc.org)
Bleeding After C-Section
Postpartum Depression After C-Section
Infection After Cesarean Section
Wound Breakdown After Cesarean Section
Nerve Injury After Cesarean Section
Medication Risk and Cesarean Section
Uterine Rupture After Cesarean Section
Bladder Injury Following a Cesarean Section
Organ Injury With Cesarean Section
Adhesions and C-Sections
Blood Clots Following a C-Section
Delayed Bowel Function Following a C-Section
Bowel Injury After C-Section
Fetal Injury During a C-Section
Urinary Tract Infection and C-Section
Hear the Hurt
Feel the Failure
See the Scar (graphic)
*Then* tell me "it doesn't matter".