(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.
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