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Maternal mortality

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Mortality during childbirth is not only sad statistics, but also a huge tragedy for relatives. Most often, women in labor die due to prenatal diseases, complicated births, medical errors or postpartum infections. Various diseases and conditions of the mother or the fetus can trigger the death of a child. In addition, a newborn may die due to improper obstetric care.

Cases of death during childbirth in Russia are 22 per 100,000, for comparison in Europe this indicator is 6–10, and in Africa and Asia - from 400 to 800. Why do deaths occur and how to prevent them? This will be discussed in this material.

Causes of Maternal Mortality

Maternal mortality is the death of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth or 42 days after it ends.

Causes of death during childbirth:

• Obstetric bleeding accounts for 23% of all deaths - this is the most common cause of death of women in childbirth. A woman dies as a result of uterine bleeding during gestation, during or after the birth process.

The causes of bleeding during pregnancy are exfoliation or presentation of the "child's place" (placenta), rupture of the uterus along the suture in re-giving birth.

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