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more interesting info- can you tell I have baby on the brain? btw, think pink, we are ttc and are hoping for a girl, although we will be happy with either :)

 

Looks like we need to take a page from the countries that are all having healthier mamas and babies and more mamas and babies living.
 

List by the CIA World Factbook
(all 2009 est.)

 

Rank  ↓ Country or territory  ↓ Infant mortality rate
(deaths/1,000 live births)  ↓
1  Singapore 2.31
2  Bermuda 2.46
3  Sweden 2.75
4  Japan 2.79
5  Hong Kong 2.92
6  Macau 3.22
7  Iceland 3.23
8  France 3.33
9  Finland 3.47
10  Anguilla 3.52
11  Norway 3.58
12  Malta 3.75
13  Andorra 3.76
14  Czech Republic 3.79
15  Germany 3.99
16  Switzerland 4.18
17  Spain 4.21
18  Israel 4.22
19  Slovenia 4.25
19  Liechtenstein 4.25
21  South Korea 4.26
22  Denmark 4.34
23  Austria 4.42
24  Belgium 4.44
25  Guernsey 4.47
26  Luxembourg 4.56
27  Netherlands 4.73
27  Jersey 4.73
29  Australia 4.75
30  Portugal 4.78
31  Gibraltar 4.83
32  United Kingdom 4.85
33  New Zealand 4.92
34  Monaco 5.00
35  Wallis and Futuna 5.02
36  Canada 5.04
37  Ireland 5.05
38  Greece 5.16
39  San Marino 5.34
40  Taiwan 5.35
41  Isle of Man 5.37
42  Italy 5.51
43  European Union 5.72
44  Cuba 5.82
45  Guam 6.05
46  United States 6.26


Percentage of births attended principally by midwives (CNM's and CPM's): 

  • United States: 10 percent
  • European Nations: 75 percent