U.S. is one of eight
The United States is one of just eight countries to see a rise in maternal mortality over the past decade.
59 countries have a lower maternal mortality ratio than the United States
By comparison, China is now safer than the U.S.
Despite spending $98 billion each year, the U.S. has one of the highest rates of both infant and maternal death among industrialized nations.
$268m per day
With over 4 million women giving birth each year in the U.S., at a cost of $98 billion (over $268 million per day), childbirth and newborn care is by far the most common and expensive reason for hospitalization.
The number of women that nearly die from pregnancy-related complications in the U.S. each year.
That's one every 10 minutes.
An integrated and collaborative model of physician and midwife, treating birth as a normal life event with minimal intervention.
Nurse-midwife and physician equal better outcomes and patient satisfaction.