- Apr 2017
That 18.5 deaths per 100,000 is not a valid statistics as these people aren't giving birth naturally. If you are looking for evolutionary defects then a natural settings make more sense. Third world statistics are therefore reasonable in that case.Back to human anatomy. with the history of women dying in childbirth. It seems that there should have evolved a safer physiological manner of childbirth or a body type that is at less risk. 2013 18.5 deaths per 100,000 live births. I will make an assumption that the US is worse then most developed countries. but for the past thousands of years giving birth was a risk of life or death.