Bill O'Reilly says mothers never in danger during pregnancy

Filed under: Just For Moms, Your Pregnancy, Health & Safety: Babies, That's Entertainment

Well, geez, that just clears things up for me. Noted pregnancy expert, well-known obstetrician and gynecologist, and twelve-time birth mother Bill O'Reilly -- oh, wait, that's a different Bill O'Reilly. This Bill O'Reilly is a conservative radio personality, not exactly known for his fact-checking abilities. Recently, he made the astonishing claim that a mother's life is never in danger, saying it is "never the case, because you can always have a C-section and do those kinds of things."

Whew. As this article points out, ectopic pregnancies and preeclampsia are just two examples of complications that can threaten the life of the mother. The CDC explains "Ectopic pregnancy, also known as a tubal pregnancy, is a potentially life-threatening form of pregnancy in which implantation of the fertilized egg occurs outside the uterus." The CDC also notes that "Ectopic pregnancies are the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in the first trimester and account for 9% of all pregnancy-related deaths in this country."

Luckily, as Dr. Mr. O'Reilly points out, women "can always have a C-section and do those kinds of things." "Those kinds of things" do indeed save the lives of many a pregnant woman. You just insert the coat hanger... oh, wait. We don't do that anymore yet.

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