The TDap vaccine started to be given to pregnant women in 2011 and this is when fetal deaths started to outnumber infant deaths for the first time. There has been a study showing that TDaP vaccine increases rate of miscarriage by 16.7% in the third trimester. And since it’s the third trimester it’s considered a fetal death.
Study: Adverse event reports after tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccines in pregnant women.
The most frequent pregnancy-specific AE was spontaneous abortion in 22 (16.7%) reports. Injection site reactions were the most frequent non-pregnancy-specific AE found in 6 (4.5%) reports. One report with a major congenital anomaly (gastroschisis) was identified.
Study: Live virus vaccination near a pregnancy: flawed policies, tragic results.
Vaccination of women with live virus vaccines around conception has always been contraindicated by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the vaccine manufacturer because of potential risks to the fetus. Nevertheless this dangerous practice occurs and is associated with maternal health problems and a very high incidence of early-onset autism in the children. Postpartum vaccination with live virus vaccines has been recommended by the CDC, and described as ‘convenient’ by the vaccine manufacturer. This ‘routine practice’ may lead to health and is also associated with many health and obstetrical problems in the recipient, and is frequently associated with autism in both current and future children. Re-vaccination often fails to produce immunity, the very reason for which it was recommended.
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Fetal Deaths Outnumber Infant Deaths for First Time in US
Fetal deaths after 20 weeks’ gestation have not declined in recent years, and starting in 2011, there were more fetal deaths than infant deaths in the United States, according to data from 2011 to 2013 published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in a National Vital Statistics Report.
“Much of the public concern surrounding reproductive loss has focused on infant mortality, due in part to a lesser knowledge of the incidence, etiology, and prevention strategies for fetal mortality,” the authors write, calling for more research on the occurrence and causes of fetal death.
Fetal and Perinatal Mortality: United States, 2013
by Marian F. MacDorman, Ph.D., and Elizabeth C.W. Gregory, M.P.H., Division of Vital Statistics
A total of 23,595 fetal deaths at 20 weeks of gestation or more were reported in the United States in 2013. The U.S. fetal mortality rate was 5.96 fetal deaths at 20 weeks of gestation or more
per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths, not significantly different from the rate of 6.05 in 2012. The lack of decline in fetal mortality in recent years, coupled with declines in infant mortality, meant that
more fetal deaths than infant deaths occurred in the United States for 2011–2013 (although the rates were essentially the same). In 2013, the fetal mortality rate for non-Hispanic black women (10.53) was
more than twice the rate for non-Hispanic white (4.88) and Asian or Pacific Islander (4.68) women. The rate for American Indian or Alaska Native women (6.22) was 27% higher, and the rate for Hispanic
women (5.22) was 7% higher, than the rate for non-Hispanic white women. Fetal mortality rates were highest for teenagers, women aged 35 and over, unmarried women, and women with multiple pregnancies.
U.S. has highest first-day infant mortality out of industrialized world, group reports
About 11,300 newborns die within 24 hours of their birth in the U.S. each year, 50 percent more first-day deaths than all other industrialized countries combined, the report’s authors stated.
The 14th annual State of the World’s Mothers report, put together by non-profit organization Save the Children, ranked 168 countries according to where the best places to be a mother would be. Criteria included child mortality, maternal mortality, the economic status of women, educational achievement and political representation of women.
Worldwide, the report found that 800 women die each day during pregnancy or childbirth, and 8,000 newborns die during the first month of life. Newborn deaths make up 43 percent of all deaths for children under five. Sixty percent of infant deaths occur during the first month of life.
The top five countries to be a mom were Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and the Netherlands. The bottom five were Niger, Mali, Sierra Leone, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Because of their high infant mortality rates, the U.S. only ranked number 30 this year on the report, down five spots from the 2012 report. Save the Children CEO Carolyn Miles told CBSNews.com she was shocked to find that out that the U.S. did so poorly.
“We do not do as well on many of those as the Scandinavian countries,” Miles admitted.