United States of America

  • The USA is the most expensive country in the world to give birth.
  • The USA has the worst rate of maternal mortality in the developed world.
  • The maternal mortality rate of black women in the USA in nearly 4 times higher than that of white women.
  • Independent midwifery practice is still illegal in 23 US states.
  • The Caesarean rate in the USA is nearly 31%.
  • There are 11 million women and girls aged 19-64 without medical insurance in the USA.