Throughout the Western world one of the prime statistics, if not THE statistic, by which the state of public health is judged, is so-called “infant mortality”.
Jennifer White recently gave birth to her baby with the help of a certified nurse-midwife. The first-time mother decided on a home birth after learning how many hospitals opt for cesarean sections. Arkansas’ rate of cesarean sections is 33-35%, a number too high for White’s comfort. (1)