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UN: More Midwives = WAY Fewer Maternal and Infant Deaths

20 Jun

Want to help save babies and birthing moms in the developing world? Get more midwives out there! The UN released a major report today saying that every year, 358,000 women die while pregnant or giving birth, and nearly 5 million babies die in the womb or soon after birth – but that more than half of those deaths could be prevented with access to midwives. Take it from the dad of two happy, healthy, homebirthed kids: midwives are great, despite how little respect they get in this country.

courtesy of United Nations

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