- Feb 2011
- The formerly great golden state
U.S. Is “Most Dangerous” Place in Developed World to Give Birth
The U.S. is the “most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world,” according to a USA Today investigation.
Every year in the U.S., more than 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth and 700 die.
If you can't afford to leave the country to have a baby, come to California.California presents a notable exception. According to the USA Today investigation, hospitals and safety advocates there have instituted practices that have cut the state’s maternal death rate in half.