Having a baby can leave a family thousands of dollars in debt, underscoring the difference between maternal care in the U.S. and industrialized nations with universal health care.
The rate of life-threatening problems for new mothers in the U.S. more than doubled in two decades due to pre-existing conditions, medical errors and unequal access to care.
The thought is repulsive to many people, especially among the religious. But experts acknowledge that cutting back on births is a sure-fire way to mitigate the consumption-fueled destruction of the environment.
Two Dutch television hosts wanted to find out for themselves what women go through when they give birth. This is the result of their experiment.