Gave blood today. I saved someone’s life today. Why? I live in a 1st world country, but childbirth is still dangerous. Maternal hemorrhage almost killed me. Some stranger saved my life by donating blood in advance. Now I try to donate blood 3 times a year.
A completely different group of people has brought me the same sad news: The USA is becoming a not-good place to make babies. Maternal Mortality Is Rising in the U.S. As It Declines Elsewhere Deaths per 100,000 live births http://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/528098789/u-s-has-the-worst-rate-of-maternal-deaths-in-the-developed-world
Trigger Warning for talk of death. Babies are good. Dead mommies: not so good. The rate of Texas women who died from complications related to pregnancy doubled from 2010 to 2014, a new study has found, for an estimated maternal mortality rate that is unmatched in any other state and the rest of the developed… Read More Hey, Baby!
My college student has to write a summary of a NY Science Times once a week. This is possibly the most fun I have ever had with a student’s work. The health section had an article about natural birth vs. C-section. It seems that when the fetus exhausts itself squeezing through the birth canal, it… Read More Fruit of Labor?