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Serious Complication Rates of Giving Birth on Par With Heart Surgery in the U.S.

August 25, 2014

Serious Complication Rates of Giving Birth on Par With Heart Surgery in the U.S.

A recent study published in Health Affairs suggests that giving birth in U.S. hospitals may be a more dangerous proposition than was previously thought. According to the study, some 13 percent of women, or about 550,000, suffer serious bleeding, infections, blood clots and other serious complications each year. That puts complication rates during childbirth at…

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November 21, 2012

Study Claims Taking Antidepressants during Pregnancy Carries Risks

A new scientific review is claiming that women who take selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI’s) while pregnant may have a greater risk of pregnancy complications. Those complications can include birth defects, miscarriage, and pre-term birth, as well as more long-term problems such as autism. While some in the mental health field have panned the study,…

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