The Key To A Safer And Less Expensive Birth May Be As Simple As Fewer Interventions And A Focus On A More Natural Labor.

Fit Pregnancy has a nice little piece on the rising costs of having a baby in America and how a...
Fit Pregnancy has a nice little piece on the rising costs of having a baby in America and how a slow movement for safer less expensive births may be spreading. That's great news because currently we spend more on health care than any other industrialized nation, yet our mamas still aren't getting the healthy care they require. According to Fit Pregnancy, America spent $86 billion on maternal and newborn hospital charges in 2006 alone. That's a shocker when you consider how many mamas still get poor care and even die in childbirth. In fact a recent report notes that pregnancy and childbirth deaths have recently doubled in the USA. Fit Pregnancy sites two common culprits that may be to blame for both high costs and poor birth outcomes - cesarean sections which aren't as safe as vaginal birth and they cost more too. On average a c-section will run you $4,500 while an uncomplicated vaginal birth only costs $2,600. Preterm births is another issue and the reason may be as simple as good prenatal care and not scheduling c-sections too early. In short, fewer labor and birth interventions and an increase in normal, natural births is the best way to save money and save lives of both mothers and babies. To learn more about how you can have a safer birth read the following:

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