Study: U.S. Ranked Last In Developed World In Deaths From Childbirth

CBS Chicago

(CBS) — A woman having a baby in the United States is now more likely to die than a woman giving birth in Lithuania.

A startling new report shows it’s safer to have a baby in dozens of other countries, including places not necessarily known for cutting edge medicine, like Slovenia, Belarus, and Estonia.

CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey takes a look at why.

“I view pregnancy as a health scare, for myself personally,” said mother Maura Giguere Deptula.

Her son Rockwell was almost two weeks old when she developed post-partum preeclampsia.

“I was sitting at dinner and I started to notice flashing in my vision,” she said.

Deptula says if it wasn’t for excellent pregnancy health care, the outcome might have been much different.

“It’s just a blessing that we made it through,” she said.

But apparently some moms aren’t as lucky.

A new international study from the Save The…

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