Pregnancy and childbirth is one of the most joyous events in a woman’s life, probably the most memorable, life-changing too.
However, for many women, this special event can be traumatic and sometimes fatal, according to Dr. Jennifer Margulis.
Healthy Pregnancy and Childbirth with Dr. Jennifer Margulis, author of Your Baby, Your Way
I spoke with Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., an award-winning journalist, Fulbright grantee, a sought-after speaker and a champion of children’s health and well-being advocate. She has been researching and writing about issues related to children’s health for over a decade. She is the author/editor of six books, including Your Baby, Your Way: Taking Charge of your Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Parenting Decisions for a Happier, Healthier Family.
Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and on the cover of Smithsonian magazine. She has been interviewed on prime-time TV, CNN, and internationally for her work with children. She worked on a child survival campaign in Niger, West Africa. She lives in Southern Oregon with her husband and four children.
Some startling statistics you can find in Dr. Margulis’ book:
- Maternity mortality rate worldwide is 34% and declining.
- Maternity mortality rate in the U.S. doubled between 1990 and 2008, from 12 to 24 in 100,000 births.
- More than 2 women die every day in the U.S. from pregnancy-related causes.
- Epidemiologists from CDC stated that the maternal death rate is ‘grossly underreported’, and in fact, the true figure for maternal death can be as high as 35 in 100,000 births.
- In 2001, 67% of all pregnant women received an ultrasound and in 2009, 99.8% pregnant women received ultrasound, regardless whether they were low risk or high-risk pregnancies.
- A connection between ultrasound and autism. (She talks about the latest research on why this might happen on the webinar)
Dr. Margulis spoke in more detail about this shocking statistics AND some new researches that are coming out about the effects of ultrasound. And what her recommendations are for a healthy pregnancy, childbirth, and a healthy baby. And finally, what her views are on the controversial topic of vaccination.
Watch and join in on the conversation. What was your pregnancy like?
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