• Petitioned Waco Center for Women's Health

This petition was delivered to:

Waco Center for Women's Health

Maintain a minimum of two Certified Nurse Midwives.

    1. Holly Bustle
    2. Petition by

      Holly Bustle

      Waco, United States

November 17, 2012

Dear Waco Center For Women’s Health,

The women and families of Central Texas commend Waco Center for Women’s Health for pioneering nurse midwifery care as an option for childbirth and well-woman care in our community. Christy Miller, Cindy Mabry and Galit Church have served their patients admirably, and they have firmly established natural childbirth as a safe and viable option at Providence Hospital. They have also brought to Waco the Centering Pregnancy option, an effective approach to improving birth outcomes.

Given the great strides which have been made in our community, we are deeply concerned following the recent news that Waco Center for Women’s Health intends to scale back this crucial service. Maintaining only one nurse midwife will clearly not be enough to serve the number of families who would like to choose midwife care. Furthermore, because a sole midwife cannot possibly remain on-call at all times, midwife patients will face the uncertainty of not knowing who their provider will be when they go into labor.

For these reasons, we strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to scale back Waco Center for Women’s Health’s Nurse-Midwifery services. Specifically, we urge you to consider the following:

  1. Maintain a minimum of two Certified Nurse Midwives to allow for adequate staffing and 24-7 call coverage.
  2. Continue the Centering Pregnancy Program

Thank you again for your service to the Waco community and for your serious consideration of our concerns.

Sincerely,

Waco Community

 

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 7 months ago

      Also today is every mother during birth with one foot in the grave . This must be changed, the maternal mortality must be reduced!

      Death statistics for Childbirth

      The following are statistics from various sources about deaths and Childbirth:

      Death rate statistics for mother during pregnancy/childbirth:

      399 female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)

      150 black female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)

      151 female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)

      16 Asian/Pacific Islander female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)

      18 Hispanic/Latin female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)

      228 white female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)

      5 American Indian/Alaska Native female deaths for "pregnancy and childbirth" in America in the USA 2001(NCHS, 2003)

      Death rate statistics for baby during childbirth:

      6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.7 deaths per 1,000 live births to white mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      13.3 deaths per 1,000 live births to black mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      9.7 deaths per 1,000 live births to American Indian/Alaska Native mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.7 deaths per 1,000 live births to Asian or Pacific Islander mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.2 deaths per 1,000 live births to Chinese mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.0 deaths per 1,000 live births to Japanese mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births to Filipino mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      7.3 deaths per 1,000 live births to Hawaiian mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.4 deaths per 1,000 live births to Hispanic/Latino mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.2 deaths per 1,000 live births to Mexcican mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      8.5 deaths per 1,000 live births to Puerto Rican mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births to Cuban mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births to Central and South American mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      13.5 deaths per 1,000 live births to Black or African American mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      See also deaths for prematurity - death rates are higher with lower birth weight.

      Death rate statistics for baby in the neonatal period (first 28 days):

      4.5 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.8 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to white mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      8.9 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to black mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.2 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to American Indian/Alaska Native mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.1 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Asian or Pacific Islander mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      1.9 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Chinese mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      2.5 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Japanese mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.0 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Filipino mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.6 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Hawaiian mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.6 deaths per 1,000 live births to Hispanic/Latino mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.5 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Mexcican mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      6.0 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Puerto Rican mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      2.5 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Cuban mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.4 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Central and South American mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      9.0 neonatal deaths per 1,000 live births to Black or African American mothers in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      Top causes of death for neonates (first 28 days) in the USA:

      Disorders related to prematurity and low birth weight (23.1%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      congenital defects including chromosome conditions (20.8%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      Maternal pregnancy complications affecting newborn (7.4%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      respiratory distress syndrome of newborn (5.6%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      Complications of placenta affecting newborn (5.4%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      bacterial sepsis of newborn (3.5%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      atelectasis (3.4%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      In-uterus hypoxia and birth asphyxia (3.1%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      neonatal hemorrhage (2.6%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      necrotizing enterocolitis of newborn (1.9%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      Other causes (23.2%) [CDC NVSR 2001]

      Childbirth death rate statistics for baby in various countries worldwide:

      6.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in the USA 2001 (NCHS, 2003)

      7.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in United States 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Australia 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Austria 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Belgium1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      14.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bulgaria 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in Canada 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      10.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Chile 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      11.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in Costa Rica 1999 (NCHS,2003)

      6.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cuba 1999 (NCHS,2003)

      4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Czech Republic 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in Denmark 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.8 deaths per 1,000 live births in England and Wales 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Finland 1999 (NCHS,2003)

      4.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in France 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Germany 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      6.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in Greece 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Hong Kong 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      8.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Hungary 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ireland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Israel 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Italy 1999 (NCHS,2003)

      3.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Japan 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in Netherlands 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in New Zealand 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      6.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Northern Ireland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Norway 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      8.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Poland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Portugal 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      10.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Puerto Rico 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      18.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Romania1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      17.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Russian Federation 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      5.0 deaths per 1,000 live births in Scotland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      3.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Singapore 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      8.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in Slovakia 1999 (NCHS,2003)

      4.55 deaths per 1,000 live births in Spain 1999 (NCHS,2003)

      3.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sweden 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      4.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Switzerland 1999 (NCHS, 2003)

      165.96 deaths per 1,000 live births in Afghanistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      22.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Albania 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      32.16 deaths per 1,000 live births in Algeria 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      9.48 deaths per 1,000 live births in American Samoa 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Andorra 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      192.5deaths per 1,000 live births in Angola 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      21.91 deaths per 1,000 live births in Anquilla 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      20.18 deaths per 1,000 live births in Antiqua and Barbuda 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      15.66 deaths per 1,000 live births in Argentina 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      24.16 deaths per 1,000 live births in Armenia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      6.02 deaths per 1,000 live births in Aruba 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.76 deaths per 1,000 live births in Australia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.68 deaths per 1,000 live births in Austria 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      82.07 deaths per 1,000 live births in Azerbaijan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      25.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in The Bahamas 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      17.91 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bahrain 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      64.32 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bangladesh 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      12.61 deaths per 1,000 live births in Barbados 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      13.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Belarus 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.76 deaths per 1,000 live births in Belgium 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      26.37 deaths per 1,000 live births in Belize 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      85.88 deaths per 1,000 live births in Benin 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      8.79 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bermuda 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      102.65 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bhutan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      54.58 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bolivia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      21.88 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      69.98 deaths per 1,000 live births in Botswana 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      30.66 deaths per 1,000 live births in Brazil 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      18.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in British Virgin Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      13.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Brunei 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      21.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Bulgaria 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      98.67 deaths per 1,000 live births in Burkina Faso 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      68.78 deaths per 1,000 live births in Burma 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      70.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Burundi 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      73.67 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cambodia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      69.18 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cameroon 004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.82 deaths per 1,000 live births in Canada 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      49.14 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cape Verde 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      8.41 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cayman Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      92.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Central African Republic 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      94.78 deaths per 1,000 live births in Chad 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      9.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Chile 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      25.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in China 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      21.72 deaths per 1,000 live births in Colombia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      77.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Comoros 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      94.69 deaths per 1,000 live births in Democratic Republic of Congo 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      93.86 deaths per 1,000 live births in Republic of Congo 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      10.26 deaths per 1,000 live births in Costa Rica 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      97.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cote d’Ivoire 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      6.96 deaths per 1,000 live births in Croatia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      6.45 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cuba 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.36 deaths per 1,000 live births in Cyprus 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      3.97 deaths per 1,000 live births in Czech Republic 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.63 deaths per 1,000 live births in Denmark 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      105.54 deaths per 1,000 live births in Djibouti 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      14.75 deaths per 1,000 live births in Dominica 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      33.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in Dominican Republic 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      48.86 deaths per 1,000 live births in East Timor 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      24.49 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ecuador 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      33.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Egypt 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      25.93 deaths per 1,000 live births in El Salvador 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      87.08 deaths per 1,000 live births in Equatorial Guinea 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      75.59 deaths per 1,000 live births in Eritrea 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      8.08 deaths per 1,000 live births in Estonia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      102.12 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ethiopia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      6.38 deaths per 1,000 live births in Faroe Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      12.99 deaths per 1,000 live births Fiji 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      3.59 deaths per 1,000 live births in Finland 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in France 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      12.46 deaths per 1,000 live births in French Guiana 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      8.61 deaths per 1,000 live births in French Polynesia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      54.34 deaths per 1,000 live births in Gabon 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      73.48 deaths per 1,000 live births in Gambia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      23.54 deaths per 1,000 live births in Gaza Strip 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      19.34 deaths per 1,000 live births in Georgia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in Germany 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      52.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ghana 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Gibraltar 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.63 deaths per 1,000 live births in Greece 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      16.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Greenland 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      14.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Grenada 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      8.83 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guadeloupe 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guam 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      36.91 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guatemala 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.78 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guernsey 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      91.82 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guinea 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      108.72 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guinea-Bissau 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      37.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Guyana 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      74.37 deaths per 1,000 live births in Haiti 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      29.64 deaths per 1,000 live births in Honduras 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      2.97 deaths per 1,000 live births in Hong Kong 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      8.68 deaths per 1,000 live births in Hungary 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      3.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Iceland 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      57.92 deaths per 1,000 live births in India 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      36.82 deaths per 1,000 live births in Indonesia2004 (CIA, 2004)

      42.86 deaths per 1,000 live births in Iran 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      52.73 deaths per 1,000 live births in Iraq 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ireland 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.21 deaths per 1,000 live births in Israel 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      6.07 deaths per 1,000 live births in Italy 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      12.81 deaths per 1,000 live births in Jamaica 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      3.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in Japan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.33 deaths per 1,000 live births in Jersey 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      18.11 deaths per 1,000 live births in Jordan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      30.54 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kazakhstan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      62.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kenya 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      49.9 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kiribati 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      24.84 deaths per 1,000 live births in North Korea 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.18 deaths per 1,000 live births in South Korea 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      10.26 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kuwait 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      36.81 deaths per 1,000 live births in Kyrgyzstan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      87.06 deaths per 1,000 live births in Laos 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      9.67 deaths per 1,000 live births in Latvia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      25.48 deaths per 1,000 live births in Lebanon 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      85.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in Lesotho 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      130.51 deaths per 1,000 live births in Liberia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      25.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Libya 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.77 deaths per 1,000 live births in Liechenstein 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.133 deaths per 1,000 live births in Lithuania 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.88 deaths per 1,000 live births in Luxembourg 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.39 deaths per 1,000 live births in Macau 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      11.74 deaths per 1,000 live births in Macedonia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      78.52 deaths per 1,000 live births in Madagascar 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      104.23 deaths per 1,000 live births in Malawi 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      18.35 deaths per 1,000 live births in Malaysia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      58.32 deaths per 1,000 live births in Maldives 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      117.99 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mali 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      3.94 deaths per 1,000 live births in Malta 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      6.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Isle of Man 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      30.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Marshall Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.27 deaths per 1,000 live births in Martinique 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      72.35 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mauritania 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      15.57 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mauritius 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      64.19 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mayotte 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      21.69 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mexico 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      31.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in Micornesia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      41 deaths per 1,000 live births in Moldova 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.53 deaths per 1,000 live births in Monaco 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      55.45 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mongolia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.56 deaths per 1,000 live births in Montserrat 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      43.25 deaths per 1,000 live births in Morocco 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      137.08 deaths per 1,000 live births in Mozambique 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      69.58 deaths per 1,000 live births in Namibia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      10.14 deaths per 1,000 live births in Nauru 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      68.77 deaths per 1,000 live births in Nepal 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.11 deaths per 1,000 live births in Netherlands 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      10.37 deaths per 1,000 live births in Netherlands Antilles 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.89 deaths per 1,000 live births in New Caledonia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.96 deaths per 1,000 live births in New Zealand 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      30.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Nicaragua 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      122.66 deaths per 1,000 live births in Niger 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      70.49 deaths per 1,000 live births in Nigeria 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.25 deaths per 1,000 live births in Northern Mariana Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      3.73 deaths per 1,000 live births in Norway 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      20.26 deaths per 1,000 live births in Oman 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      74.43 deaths per 1,000 live births in Pakistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      15.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in Palau 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      20.95 deaths per 1,000 live births in Panama 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      53.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Papua New Guinea 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      26.67 deaths per 1,000 live births in Paraguay 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      32.95 deaths per 1,000 live births in Peru 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      24.24 deaths per 1,000 live births in Philippines 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      8.73 deaths per 1,000 live births in Poland 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.13 deaths per 1,000 live births in Portugal 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      8.37 deaths per 1,000 live births in Puerto Rico 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      19.32 deaths per 1,000 live births in Qatarf 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.95 deaths per 1,000 live births in Reunion 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      27.24 deaths per 1,000 live births in Romania 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      16.96 deaths per 1,000 live births in Russia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      101.68 deaths per 1,000 live births in Rwanda 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      19.85 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Helena 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      14.94 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Kitts and Nevis 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      13.95 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Lucia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.76 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Pierre and Mizuelon 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      15.24 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.84 deaths per 1,000 live births in San Marino 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      44.58 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sao Tome 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      13.7 deaths per 1,000 live births in Saudi Arabia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      56.53 deaths per 1,000 live births in Senegal 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      13.43 deaths per 1,000 live births in Serbia and Montenegro 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      15.97 deaths per 1,000 live births in Seychelles 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      145.24 deaths per 1,000 live births Sierra Leone in 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      2.28 deaths per 1,000 live births in Singapore 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      7.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Slovakia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.5 deaths per 1,000 live births in Slovenia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      22.09 deaths per 1,000 live births in Solomon Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      118.52 deaths per 1,000 live births in Somalia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      62.18 deaths per 1,000 live births in South Africa 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.48 deaths per 1,000 live births in Spain 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      14.78 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sri Lanka 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      64.05 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sudan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      24.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Suriname 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      68.35 deaths per 1,000 live births in Swaziland 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      2.77 deaths per 1,000 live births in Sweden 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      4.43 deaths per 1,000 live births in Switzerland 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      30.6 deaths per 1,000 live births in Syria 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      6.52 deaths per 1,000 live births in Taiwan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      112.1 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tajikistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      102.13 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tanzania 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      21.14 deaths per 1,000 live births in Thailand 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      67.66 deaths per 1,000 live births in Togo 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      12.99 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tonga 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      24.64 deaths per 1,000 live births in Trinidad and Tobago 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      25.76 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tunisia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      42.62 deaths per 1,000 live births in Turkey 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      73.13 deaths per 1,000 live births in Turkmenistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      16.27 deaths per 1,000 live births in Turks and Caicos Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      20.69 deaths per 1,000 live births in Tuvalu 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      86.15 deaths per 1,000 live births in Uganda 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      20.61 deaths per 1,000 live births in Ukraine 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      15.06 deaths per 1,000 live births in United Arab Emirates 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      5.22 deaths per 1,000 live births in United Kingdom 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      6.63 deaths per 1,000 live births in United States 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      12.31 deaths per 1,000 live births in Uruguay 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      71.3 deaths per 1,000 live births in Uzbekistan 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      56.63 deaths per 1,000 live births in Vanuatu 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      22.99 deaths per 1,000 live births in Venezuela 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      29.88 deaths per 1,000 live births in Vietnam 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      8.21 deaths per 1,000 live births in Virgin Islands 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      20.16 deaths per 1,000 live births in West Bank 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      50.31 deaths per 1,000 live births worldwide 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      63.26 deaths per 1,000 live births in Yemen 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      98.4 deaths per 1,000 live births in Zambia 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      67.08 deaths per 1,000 live births in Zimbabwe 2004 (CIA, 2004)

      Death statistics by state in Australia:

      4.6 babies died per 1,000 live births in New South Wales 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      5.0 babies died per 1,000 live births in Victoria 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      5.8 babies died per 1,000 live births in Queensland 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      4.3 babies died per 1,000 live births in Western Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      5.1 babies died per 1,000 live births in South Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      6.2 babies died per 1,000 live births in Tasmania 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      3.4 babies died per 1,000 live births in Australian Capital Territory 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      11.3 babies died per 1,000 live births in Northern Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      5.0 babies died per 1,000 live births in Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3302.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      Perinatal death statistics by state in Australia:

      8.0 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      7.2 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in New South Wales 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      8.3 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Victoria 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      8.8 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Queensland 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      7.1 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Western Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      8.3 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in South Australia 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      12.9 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Tasmania 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      5.6 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in Australian Capital Territory 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      10.4 perinatal babies died per 1,000 births in the Northern Territory 2002 (ABS Cat. No. 3303.0, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      Neonatal (first 28 days) death statistics for various countries worldwide:

      3.9 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Canada 1998 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      2.7 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Czech Republic 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      4.3 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Denmark 1997 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      2.6 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Finland 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      3.0 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in France 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      3.1 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Germany 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      4.8 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Greece 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      6.8 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Hungary 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      4.2 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Ireland 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      4.1 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Italy 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      1.9 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Japan 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      4.3 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Netherlands 1998 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      3.6 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in New Zealand 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      3.3 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Norway 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      6.2 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Poland 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      3.9 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Portugal 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      6.1 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Slovakia 2000 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      3.2 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Spain 1998 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      2.9 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Sweden 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      4.0 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in Switzerland 1998 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      4.3 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in the UK 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

      5.1 neonatal babies died per 1,000 live births in the US 1999 (ABS WHO 2004; UN 2002; ABS 2003b, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)

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    • Ellen Filgo WACO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      The midwives of WCWH were so important to me and my family when I gave birth to my son a year ago. The care and support they gave me allowed me to give birth the way that I preferred. Please allow the women of Central Texas to be able to choose the midwifery option as they decide how they want to give birth.

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    • Katie Hedlund WOODWAY, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Midwives have played a crucial role in the births of all three of my children. The first thing I did when I found out that we were moving to Waco was to look up midwifery services in the area. I was so pleased to find a midwifery practice (if no freestanding birth center). I am looking forward to their prenatal care and loving support at the birth of our fourth in August 2013.

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    • Angela Archambeault DENVER, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      I know a doula named naomi and i believe everyone deserves this!!!

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    • Jose Paulino WACO, TX
      • over 1 year ago

      Midwives are an essential alternative for those women who desire them. It's not for everyone but it is unfair to not have the alternative if desired. Having only one midwife on call is basically too much for one to handle which it seems will cause that midwife to possibly withdraw.

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