Maternal deaths up 40% during Covid pandemic

The following is an excerpt from The Vaccine Reaction.

The United States has again secured its spot as “the most dangerous place” among high income countries to give birth, with the maternal mortality rate seeing a 40 percent increase from 2020-2021.

These are the highest numbers since 1965.

The U.S. has long ranked as the country with the highest mortality rates “by a significant margin” in the developed world, making this increase even more alarming.

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines maternal death rate as the death of a woman during pregnancy or up to 42 days after giving birth or the termination of the pregnancy other than by accident. The cause of death must be related to the pregnancy or its management.

Covid, Obesity Rates, and Chronic Disease Play A Role

Medical and public health professionals say that there is not one clear contributing factor to the huge increase in maternal mortality rates in the U.S. during 2020-2021 but maintain that SARS-CoV-2 infections are partially to blame.

However, maternal mortality rates in Australia, Japan, and the Netherlands dipped lower through the pandemic timeframe. According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Covid-19 contributed to one quarter of maternal deaths.

Effect of Covid Vaccinations on Maternal Deaths Still Not Known

It is unclear yet what effect Covid vaccinations may be having on maternal deaths. When assessing the safety of Covid shots, vaccine manufacturers did not include pregnant women in their clinical trials.

Therefore, the safety of the shots for this demographic, as well as for developing fetuses and newborn babies, has not been determined.

A study published in the journal Vaccines in November 2021 acknowledged:

A global effort has been underway to encourage pregnant women to get vaccinated despite the uncertain risk posed to them and their offspring. Given this, post-hoc data collection, potentially for years, will be required to determine the outcomes of Covid-19 and vaccination on the next generation.

The study did note that reactions to Covid shots at the injection site include erythema, pain, swelling, fatigue, headache, fever and lymphadenopathy, and that these reactions “may be sufficient to affect fetal/neonatal development.”

Most Developed Countries Saw Decline in Maternal Mortality and Stillbirth Rates

Over the past 20 years, most other developed countries saw a decline in maternal mortality rates, but the U.S. saw a 78 percent rise over the two-decade span, according to the WHO.

With no clear cut reason for the dramatic rise in maternal mortality in the U.S., public health researchers are pointing the finger at the high number of uninsured people in the U.S.

In addition to maternal death rate increases, stillbirths also increased during the COVID pandemic.

One article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) states that, while the stillbirths may have resulted from infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, indirect effects such as reluctance to go to the hospital for fear of infection, staff shortages, undiagnosed hypertension due to office Covid protocols, and maternal stress could also have been contributing factors.

Link to article here.

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5 thoughts on “Maternal deaths up 40% during Covid pandemic”

  1. Pubmed (2020 Aug Patrick Marmion) has an article addressing increased maternal mortality, particularly in ethnic minorities in the U.S., and show it is related to abortion. Here is a quote from the summary:
    “In Finland, where epidemiologic record linkage has been validated, the risk of death from legal induced abortion is reported to be almost four times greater than the risk of death from childbirth. It is difficult to do this comparison in the United States not only because prior induced abortion history is often not recorded for a pregnancy-related death but also because less than one-quarter of the states require health care providers to report abortion deaths for investigation.”

    Add to this the known effects on blood flow caused by the COVID vaccines, as well as inflammation and heart issues, and it is no surprise that maternal death is on the rise.

  2. Sharyl, please have a show on Full Measure interviewing Naomi Wolf. She and many other people who have helped her, have so much information on the poison shots from Pfizer. This information needs to be on television. The main stream media hides all the truth. Only you can get Naomi Wolf on to tell the American people about it…. I hope to see her on Full Measure. Thanks.

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