More Mothers Are Dying During Childbirth in the U.S. Than in Any Other Developed Nation

A new, in-depth and rather disturbing investigative report from USA Today confirms a devastating trend we’ve seen over the last few years—more and more mothers are dying during childbirth in the U.S. than any other developed country. That’s 26.4 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births compared to Germany’s 9, the…

L.A. Times Report: High Maternal Mortality Among African-American Texans Is a 'Quiet Crisis'

Globally, maternal mortality rates have been declining over the past several years. In America, however, the maternal death rate more than doubled between 1987 and 2013. In fact, though the United States is one of the most developed countries in the world, it’s the second to last among 31 developed countries, ahead of…