Birthing Babies: Maternal Mortality Rate Plunges Over 20th Century

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Women may joke today that pregnancy is hazardous to their health, but at one time in our nation’s history, expectant mothers had more to worry about than stretch marks and swollen ankles.

Childbearing in the early 1900’s was no laughing matter. When a woman learned she was pregnant, she came face to face with the possibility of dying from complications. Fortunately, enormous strides have been made in medical science, thereby reducing the chances of death for expectant mothers and giving them all the more reason to welcome the birth of their children. [Read more here …]

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