A 26-year-old female asked:
What are the causes of death to the mother during childbirth? I am pregnant and terrified of dying during birth.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook answered
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Preventable: causes are the most common including untreated infection, attempted abortion, unmanaged hypertension, blood clots, bleeding. Other causes include medical conditions unrelated to pregnancy that are coincidental but serious enough to cause death. Good prenatal care lessens the risk of all causes or maternal death. 99 % of maternal deaths occur in developing countries.
Answered on Nov 14, 2014
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