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Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
Highly varaible: It varies from 1, 100 per 100, 000 in mozambique to 8 per 100, 000 in the usa to the lowest of 1 per 100, 000 in (can you believe this?): greece and grenada (they're tied!) perhaps you should consider moving to greece? (not). ...Read more
Many reasons: The U.S. Ranks 50th in the world for maternal mortality. Poverty, pre-existing conditions, obesity, teen pregnancy, lack of prenatal care, embolism are the most common causes. Variable availability of care. Reporting can cary with direct & indirect causation. Fatalities during but unrelated to a pregnancy are termed accidental, incidental, or nonobstetrical maternal death. ...Read more
See below...: One of them most common causes of maternal mortality that you won't find on a death certificate is delay in seeking and receiving care. In developed countries, the specific leading causes are hemorrhage, thromboembolism, cardiac disease, infection, hypertensive disorders and amniotic fluid embolism. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My age is approx. 42 & I have stammering problem. It is in also in my maternal uncle & now in my son. Is this a hereditary problem & any solution ?
What is maternal hypotensive syndrome? And does turning patient on left side increase bp, if so, how?
Compress vena cava: During pregnancy as uterus gets big and heavy it compresses the inferior vena cava when mother lays on her back. Vena cava is the big vein that drains blood from lower body into the heart. Laying on your left side takes pressure off the vena cava to avoid this compression by the uterus. ...Read more
Yes: Unfortunately, childbirth can still cause death. This is usually from bleeding, general anesthesia or stroke. Your best bet to reduce this risk is to start your pregnancy healthy. Eat a balanced diet, exercise and control any medical problems you do have. Nothing can take the risk to zero but you would be surprised how much you can do! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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