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10/15/2008 at 02:30 PM ET

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Nicole on

Poor Caylee – but she would have been 3, not 4.😉

KellyC on

The reason the US has such a bad ranking for maternal and infant mortality is the amount of interventions into the childbirth process. Being pregnant is not an illness, but it is treated as such. We would be so much better off if midwives were caring for most pregnancies/births. Leave the high risk births to OB’s and Perinatologists.

LolaBean on

KellyC,

I have normal healthy pregnancies, but I don’t want a midwife or a birthing center or a home birth. I want a doctor in a hospital. Would it be ok for me to have that choice or do you think you know what’s best for everyone? Gesh.

ashley on

Lola-

Kelly was just stating a fact. I don’t think she was trying to be mean. It’s well documented that most of the interventions used in childbirth are unnecessary and can lead to complications. In other countries where midwives are the primary care givers (like the majority of Europe), infant mortality rates are lower.

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