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why do some women die from childbirth?

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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not common in USA: The pain causes of death from childbirth are: amniotic fluid embolism, pulmonary embolism, hemorrhage, eclampsia, infections.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How do young women die in childbirth?

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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics and Gynecology 34 years experience
Maternal death: Women die in childbirth form blood clots to the lungs, sepsis, bleeding disorders, primary pulmonary hypertension. Lupus, preeclampsia, heart disease, strokes, and other underlying medical disorders. Even in the 21st century, people die. We do the best we can as physicians, but some problems are insurmountable.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What do women die of during childbirth in developed nations?

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Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
A few things: Blood pressure elevations with seizures strokes. Blood loss that can not be replaced quick enough, blood clots causing embolus to lungs. Amniotic fluid embolus. Fortuately theseare rare . The high level of health care in developed counties can usually diagnose these conditions before they become life threatening.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Why do any women die anymore in childbirth?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
"Imperfect process": Childbirth has many variables that can cause serious difficulties that can, if untreated, cause death. Hemorrhage, infections and birth "accidents" all contribute in spite of the technology of OB hospital care. Still in the usa women often deliver in non-hospital environments that do not provide the "necessary backup" needed in case of emergency.Living through childbirth(perfect) is not a "given".
A 32-year-old member asked:

What are some reasons women die in childbirth?

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Dr. Renee Harris
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Multiple: Infections, bleeding, blood clots to the lungs, complications of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia (which can include stroke or ruptured liver), amniotic fluid embolism, and death from partner violence, to name a few.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are main reasons women die in childbirth?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Die in childbirth: In the days of the cowboys and pioneers to this country some women died of hemmorrage after childbirth. Now, allthough those complications appear once in a while, good medicine has almost negated maternal fetalaties.

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