What if something is deeply wrong with our childbirth system?
Highly-trained specialists working in well-equipped hospitals manage most births. Seen this way, one might assume that our system is safe, evidence-based, and effective. One might explain the high cost as a necessary trade-off for quality service while complications, injuries, and deaths might be explained as unavoidable.
But what if overwhelming evidence shows that we're living with a system that isn't very good at all, on average?
The U.S. birth care system has saddled millions of women with expensive over-treatment, unnecessary complications, and avoidable risks.
When expecting a baby for the first time, there is so much for a couple to think about besides critically examining the birth system they are about to traverse. Let us not leave them alone facing a broken system.
Join us in this exploration of what's gone wrong with birth in the U.S, the impact on mothers and babies, and how we can unbreak birth.