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This Is Heartbreaking. I Am Not Sure Why I'M Sharing It.

Health & Wellness  (tags: women, health, children, Body-Mind-Spirit, babies, risks, research, warning, prevention, medicine, humans, healthcare )

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Except that these women are important and need to be remembered. They gave their lives for love.

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Gene J (290)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 11:39 am
If you scroll up, there's a group of pictures. It is all just so sad. Lives cut far too short. No real explanation in many cases, these things happen, but they really never should.

JL A (281)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 11:47 am
Thanks Gene--I couldn't get thru to the end of them...and they all deserve to have health care they can afford, for both reproductive care and options and mental health...pregnancy and childbirth is unhealthy for some women.

Pat B (356)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 12:27 pm
Heartbreaking! I can't respectfully add anything that hasn't been said, Gene, and JL.

Thank you for this post, Gene. Passing on too.

Sheryl G (360)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 1:52 pm
Last month I posted this article Texas Has The Highest Maternal Mortality Rate Not Just In The US But In The Entire Developed World

But if one does an engine search you'll find this headline as well U.S. Has The Worst Rate Of Maternal Deaths In The Developed World. So much for our "Exceptionalism"

So thanks Gene, for placing a face on this growing and serious situation that is happening quietly but has been affecting more and more families. This is what happens when you allow "profit" to be the sole reason for everything. People die, and more women far too early because only they have babies.

The American people need to get REAL here. Stop living in that fantasy that the Elites have painted, it might work for them, but it isn't working for the rest of us.

The sorrow these families are dealing with, of husbands who lost their wives, of parents who lost their own special daughter, and all those children who lost their Mothers. The American people need to climb onto every rooftop and start shouting and become more active than ever. Call daily, write, inform others, don't let this continue on. We MUST start by having Universal Health Care and it must be well funded. Make sure the wealthy use the SAME system.

Freya H (358)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 4:09 pm
That's U.S. Exceptionalism for you, unfortunately. Prenatal and perinatal care focuses entirely on the fetus/baby, while the woman is just an object, an incubator with legs. Gynecologists and obstetricians need to study how doctors in Europe deal with pregnant women. Oh, the lessons that residents of the USA could learn if they would just put down their "smart" phones and turn off the sports channels!

Trish K (29)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 4:33 pm
If something happens to me I want to go home and have a nurse come once a day if necessary. Hospitals are repositories of disease and an epidemic waiting to happen. Bring back birthing centers, they used to be the best places to have babies. There is no bottom line when it comes to a decent life and a chance to live.
The USA is last in many things including compassion .

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 12:50 am
πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œNoted...Such a sad indictment of a poor health system. Why is the government of the richest country allowing people to suffer like this?

πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œThank you...Gene.πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’š

πŸ’šπŸ˜‰πŸ’œαƒ¦ πŸ’™ΖΈΜ΅Μ‘ΣœΜ΅Μ¨Μ„Ζ·πŸ˜ΊπŸ’œLπŸ’™ve, Hugs and Peace go with you allπŸ’œπŸ˜ΊΖΈΜ΅Μ‘ΣœΜ΅Μ¨Μ„Ζ· αƒ¦πŸ’™πŸ˜‰πŸ’š

Patrice Z (16)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 4:53 am
So powerful and tragic. I couldn't get through the whole article. May we come to our senses in this country and guarantee everyone's right to health care.

Gene J (290)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 10:53 am
This IS one, and only one, of the huge reasons we need single payer healthcare. So many women get no prenatal or post care at all. And, as some of these tragic stories demonstrate postpartum issues can go on for decades. I've not been able to go through them all either, though I intend to, I feel I owe them that much, to listen now when I had no way to before. Thank you all for noticing them.

Lona G (67)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 11:51 am
"The U.S. has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the developed world." Reading that is a shock in itself, reading the stories behind these deaths, getting to know each of these beautiful women and learning their fate, is heartbreaking. I shudder to think what will happen when Planned Parenthood gets defunded and/or Obamacare repealed...
Thank you for posting this, Gene.

Fiona Ogilvie (565)
Monday July 24, 2017, 5:48 am
This is heartbreaking. It also makes it obvious that this country is more interested in making imperialistic war all over the globe, than it is in taking care of its most vulnerable people.

Sadly, we can be sure of that by noting where the money goes.

Thank you, Gene, for sharing.

Denise D (33)
Monday July 24, 2017, 5:18 pm

Jim Ven (0)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 3:40 am

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Marianne B (107)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 5:40 pm
the government does not care about women!! what if they were their wives? sisters? mothers? daughters?

Joanne Dixon (38)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 6:00 pm
Such a sad indictment, not just of our health care system, but of our misogyny, and misogyny in general. Wives, sisters, mothers, and daughters are perfectly capable of scaring the pants off men if they excelle and surpass their intelligence and achievements. Obviously this is not true of all men, but, unfortunately, it's true of enough. And they are the ones in power. Sob.

Panchali Yapa (26)
Tuesday July 25, 2017, 7:19 pm
Thank you

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 5:53 am
Women are disposable I guess.

pam w (139)
Thursday July 27, 2017, 3:59 pm
(Sorry I'm late....) Gene, you're sharing it because, as a compassionate, empathetic person, it hurts you enough that you want to be sure everyone knows about it. We need to share and support one another as we work to overcome this bastard!

Marija M (28)
Friday July 28, 2017, 5:40 am
thank you...

Gene J (290)
Friday July 28, 2017, 9:06 am
That is true, Pam. I don't want them forgotten. Their stories are just heart-rending and so, so needless. It does hurt reading them, I can't do more than a few in a sitting, but I will get through them all, even though I know 2017's results will be no better. Women are still suffering under Republican rule, even if their healthcare horror was defeated, they've still got the purse strings and still do not care in the slightest about anyone once born, nor the travails women face after birth, sometimes for years. This is about the future of the species, I don't understand how everyone can't make this their top priority. I really don't. What is more important than babies and making sure their mothers survive child birth and postpartum issues? My gender just continues to fail the most basic tests of morality and humanity. In Trump's own word, Sad!
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