The US ranks 41st in the world for maternal death rate with 13.1 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. (CHC reference) & (reference). There are 40 other countries were it is safer for women to give birth!! (reference)
It is safer to give birth in the following countries: Australia, Austria,Belgium,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France,Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemborg, Malta, Netherlands,New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Quatar, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and the United Kingdom
If NJ were a separate country, (with our maternal death rate of 21 deaths per 100,000 live births) we would rank 51st in the world.
In addition the the 40 countries the US (as a whole) ranks behind, we would also be behind: Bahamas, Barbados, Balaras, Brunei Darussalam, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Ukraine, Uruguay