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September 11, 2022

Why Are Women Spending 2.6 Hours MORE in Labor Than Their Mothers Did? And Why Are So Many Developing PTSD After Childbirth?

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Maternity care in the U.S. is a scandal in danger of being eclipsed by other health crises: the Covid-19 pandemic, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade, and the high cost of prescription drugs.

But growing number of bleak statistics show why the country shouldn’t ignore the problem, including that American women are three times more likely to die in childbirth than those in Canada and Britain. First-mothers also spend 2.6 hours more in labor than their own mothers did, and they are at risk of developing PTSD afterward.

I write about the grim realities in “7 Painful Truths About Childbirth in America” on Medium:

https://janiceharayda.medium.com/7-painful-truths-about-childbirth-in-america-d27ca30cc922

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