[Sca-cooks] Age and maturity in the Middle Ages (Long)

Laura C. Minnick lcm at jeffnet.org
Fri Sep 14 23:25:22 PDT 2007

At 10:35 PM 9/14/2007, you wrote:

>Just as an aside, maternal motality is on the increase in the US for the 1st
>time in years, possibly due to a combination of increased maternal obesity
>and older women becoming mothers.

The high rate of Caesarean sections come into play here too- we don't 
think of it as such, but a section is major abdominal surgery, with 
all of the attendant risks. More risk, perhaps, because the insurance 
companies push for early discharge for the mothers, who then get to 
go home and cope with post-op while caring for a newborn (and 
sometimes other children). Last study I read indicated that the 
post-op infection rate has done up, as well as blood loss issues.

"It is our choices Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than 
our abilities."  -Albus Dumbledore

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