For those of you who had the experience of giving birth in both hospital and a birth Centre, which would you recommend ? Please avoid scary stories but would love to hear an advice , thanks
I was amazed to discover the US is sliding backwards on maternal health stats. How can we not be supporting our moms?!? https://hunterwalk.com/2017/08/02/we-are-one-of-just-13-industrialized-countries-with-a-rising-maternal-mortality-rate-christy-turlington-burns-on-fighting-for-healthy-mothers/
Did you know that your zip code may affect whether or not you'll have a C-section? I work for a healthcare company that used insurance claims data to build a C-section predictor tool for pregnant mamas. This tool helps you understand your chances of having a C-section based on geography and key health factors that are possible to know before the delivery (like if you're pregnant with twins, or have any known complications). Check out the tool here and let me know what you think: https://amino.com/c-section/predictor/
Also, full report on our C-section data is here:
#LongRead and had me in tears, but an important story. The US has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. It's incredibly scary but important we shine a light on it. https://www.propublica.org/article/die-in-childbirth-maternal-death-rate-health-care-system
Any personal stories would be great. Whether yourself or someone you know. I'm 32 weeks with twins and am considered high risk bc of my age and bc I am having twins that resulted from fertility treatments. I have been feeling a lot of pressure in my um...area. So the Dr checked and I am 2cm dilated and 50% effaced. She gave me a steroid shot to ensure, if babies come early, that their lungs are as developed as possible. My first daughter was to term so the Dr said that was a good indicator that I can carry the twins to term. Well she wants them out at 38 weeks, which 37 is full term for twins. I'm afraid though that with all these precautions she is taking bc I'm 2cm dilated, that they will come early. Anyways, any babies still stayed to term?