A USA Today investigation finds the United States is the “most dangerous place to give birth in the developed world.” Every year in the U.S., more than 50,000 mothers are severely injured during or after childbirth and 700 die. Maternal death in the U.S. has been steadily rising and it now has the highest rate in the developed world. USA Today conducted a four-year investigation into the nation’s hospital maternity wards, speaking to several families who lost loved ones and to women who were permanently harmed during their deliveries. USA Today investigative reporter Alison Young joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the investigation.
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USA Today: U.S. "most dangerous" place to give birth in developed world