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April 13, 2011On Saturday [April 9], Birth Matters VA is putting on the sold-out Healthy Mothers, Healthy Birth Summit at the Dulles Campus of Shenandoah University. On Sunday, midwife Ina May Gaskin, author of the classic Spiritual Midwifery and the just-released Birth Matters, is taking her Safe Motherhood Quilt on a march to the Capitol. The goal of both events is to raise awareness about the underreporting of maternal mortality in the United States and to call for infrastructure that accurately records this problem nationwide so that it can be studied and the rate of deaths related to pregnancy and childbirth can be lowered.
April 13, 2011Members of this group say deaths from pregnancy and childbirth have doubled in the past 20 years, and one-third of pregnant women suffer from pregnancy-related complications. Experts say what's so frightening about this issue is reports are not keeping up with current trends. According to statistics, there are 50 countries ahead of the United States where it is safer to have a child. And it's not only an issue women are paying attention to.