Come on USA! 49 ?!? Surely, We Can Do Better!

The United States of America, world’s largest, (financially!)  most powerful country, land of opportunity, the home of the “American Dream” takes their place in line behind 48**other countries when it comes to infant mortality.usa49 Infant Mortality is defined as the death of an infant under the age of 1 year per one thousand live births.  48 other countries, including Slovenia, Cuba, and Cyprus have better infant mortality rates than the USA!

Why?  We must ask why!  And we must demand better from our medical system, from our government, from our social systems!  Frankly, I think this situation is disgraceful!

We deserve better, our mothers and babies deserve better!  Debbie Takikawa is the woman behind the project and the film, and she encourages all of us to do the following:

Send this videolink to your legislator!

Write your legislator!

Support the midwifery model of care for low risk women!

Share this on your facebook page, blog about it, Twitter!

Reducing Infant Mortality from Debby Takikawa on Vimeo.

Check out Debbie’s website and learn more.  Only working together, can we as a country climb out of the big hole we are in and better out position on this very important list!  Our babies depend upon us!

Reducing Infant Mortality and Improving the Health of Babies

**Source: Population Reference Bureau