Would it be jumping to conclusions to scream IT'S ABOUT MONEY NOT HEALTH!!!??? Every time a patients enters a doctor's office it's another opportunity to sell prescribe a drug, or force administer a vaccine, or cajole into order a diagnostic test. Those machines don't pay for themselves, and the expiration dates aren't getting any younger. American women should be able to choose their level of reproductive healthcare without shame. This IS 2022 after all.
From Children's Health Defense. Prenatal Care, American Style — A Trojan Horse for Harmful Interventions?
The United States’ disgraceful infant and maternal mortality rates — higher than in any other wealthy nation — raise questions about what to do to lessen the risk of complications during delivery and postpartum.
In this regard, government health agencies often highlight the importance of prenatal care.
In fact, increasing “early and adequate prenatal care” is a core objective of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Healthy People 2030 goal related to pregnancy and childbirth — an objective achieved for three out of four American women, with only 6% of women who give birth receiving little or no prenatal care.
“Adequate,” in the U.S. context, means as many as 15 prenatal visits. But does this barrage of prenatal attention actually improve maternal and infant outcomes?
Or — as Harvard researchers implied in an article published in 2020, in the prestigious journal Health Affairs — is it counterproductive overkill?
In 2016, researchers who assessed pregnancy outcomes by number of prenatal visits observed that while prenatal care “is widely accepted as an important public health intervention … its efficacy remains largely unstudied and unproven.” Read more at The Defender.
Over the course of 2021 and 2022, Edward amassed evidence from the insurance industry, funeral home industry, and government databases that excessive deaths among working-age Americans have increased in 2021 versus 2020...
As of 2021, SIDS has a parent, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. Seemingly healthy adults dying, and
obituaries that spout platitudes like, "died peacefully in his sleep." At 42. We invite you to pre-order Cause Unknown, debuting in December from Skyhorse Publishing and Children's Health Defense. The book cover is a live link.