Sorry, can't type--nak.
Just read Birth by Tina Cassidy. Lots of info a/b this topic, and a quick/easy read.
|Today, according to WHO:
-25% of maternal deaths are from hemorrhage
-15% from infection
-13% from unsafe abortions
-12% from eclampsia
- 8%from obstructed labor (a category that includes placenta previa
She also sez
|Americans may feel smugly safe, but twenty-five countries--including Qatar and Slovakia--have better records when it comes to mothers surviving birth.|
|for all the perils a woman might face, birth is more than one hundred times deadlier for the baby. It has always been this way.|
I highly suggest Tina Cassidy's book as a reference for this tiresome debate--it's an interesting, well-written book.