Mp highlights teen pregnancy rates across the country
Census: 40% of pregnancies were unintended
Census: More than 50% of births were unintended
Census: Teen pregnancy rates across the U.S. are on the rise
In the early morning of April 25, 2008, a black man called 911. He told emergency dispatchers that he was pregnant.
«A child was being born at my girlfriend’s home,» the caller said. «The baby’s name is Mackay and he’s four months old.»
The baby was Mackay; the birth was the mother’s.
The dispatcher quickly learned that the call had gone wrong and the man had a serious medical condition that required immediate surgery.
Since 2000, more than 40 of about 10,000 accidental births in the country have resulted in the death of a baby, according to a 2010 report by the Ce더킹카지노nters for Disease Control and Prevention. Many were born at hospitals with poorly staffed birth wards and with inadequate medical equipment.
About 80% of births with the word «accidental» in the birth certificate come from poor health, the CDC report found. Only around 2% of all deaths in the United States could be explained by any cause other than natural causes, and that included pregnancy, hospitalization or infection.
The nation’s high birthrate makes it possible for a baby to be born with serious medical problems and survive. A baby born at an unlicensed birthing center, for example, can have the baby suffer a serious injury or die while still in the uterus. Other common types of birth defects, such as a large fetal loss after delivery or prematurity, can result.
One of the first births to be reported at a center in the United States with a child with a health problem, in 2004, was a 4-month-old girl with microcephaly, or a shrunken head with abnormally large brain.
The newborn’s birth was recorded as a «partial breech,» with no signs of infection. The woman gave birth to a girl named D.J. but her baby died in hospital shortly after birth. She was in her early 30s.
The baby’s grandmother, a nurse practitioner, gave birth with D.J. alive. The hospital sent D.J. home to be raised by her grandmother, who still has a son with a disability, accordin