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Woman Die Childbirth
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. ...Read more
"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". ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Blood loss, sepsis: Severe blood loss or uncontrolled infection can kill even today. Also complications from high blood pressure, seizures, and blood clots can be fatal. Fortunately these days a maternal death is rare in developed countries, but will be much higher wherever a cesarean section cannot be easily and safely done. ...Read more
12.7 per 100000: The latest data I could find was from 2007 when 12.7 maternal deaths occurred for every 100, 000 live births. That amounts to about 568 mothers that year. The lowest rate before 2007 was in 1987 when it was 6.6 deaths per 100, 000 live births. In 1950 it was 83.3 deaths per 100, 000 live births. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Should people be scared about having a baby? How many women die in pregnancy and childbirth in the u.S.?
Very rare!: Maternal mortality is rare in the U.S. So low that it is expressed as deaths per every 100, 000 live births! Due to prenatal care, modern anesthesia and blood banks, most women survive even complicated pregnancies. If considering pregnancy, talk to your obgyn. Your particular fears and relative risk can be assessed at that time. Good luck! ...Read more
Too many...: Most are women in Africa and Asia with poor access to medical care. In the United States, there about 600 (or 15-20 in every 100, 000) a year. Most of these deaths could be prevented with good prenatal care and access to medical services like transfusion, blood pressure medicines, antibiotics, etc. ...Read more
16.7..: 16.7 per 100, 000 births.Get a more detailed answer ›
Mortality rate in the US is approximately 17 per 100, 000 live births. Many factors contribute to mortality and complications.
Here is some information:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/reproductivehealth/MaternalInfantHealth/PMSS. Html ...Read more
Depends: Ovulation after giving birth is different for every woman. On average, it occurs around 7 weeks after birth but can really happen any time from 4-11 weeks. This is also affected by breastfeeding as this prolongs ovulation. Women who are sexually active and do not desire pregnancy right away should be on some sort of birth control. Discuss your contraceptive options with your doctor. ...Read more
Why do they say that a woman with type 2diabetes may not need to take insulin at all for a while following childbirth??
Diabetic pregnancy: The inception of a pregnancy to a Diabetic mother actually makes the blood sugars rise unpredictably during the pregnancy + insulin use. Once the delivery occurs, the blood sugars often rapidly drop for a few days as the stressor (baby & placenta) is no longer on board. However, blood sugar monitoring post partum still needs to be done as insulin needs may return if sugar blood levels rise again. ...Read more
Thyroid and pregnant: The placenta makes a hormone that is similar to the thyroid stimulating hormone that affects the thyroid gland. Therefore, in women with thyroid disease, their levels may go up and down during the pregnancy. They may need higher levels as the pregnancy progresses and less after delivery. Your doctor should monitor the levels while pregnant. ...Read more
How many woman have died from c sordellii following childbirth? Should I be worried? Can this be prevented?
Clostridium Sordelli: A 2006 review article reported 8 of 23 reported cases of C. Sordelli occurring during normal childbirth. 100% of these cases were fatal. This is a rare infection and does not deserve undue anxiety or worry and you need to realize that please. Early detection, and therefore prevention, are difficult because many women may carry C. sordelli in their vagina as part of their normal flora. Be well. ...Read more
It really depend how bad the episiotomy is,
first you have to allow enough time for the wound to heal, and that take up to 30 days, could be more.
second you have to give the uterus enough time to heal, and stop bleeding, and that take anyway between 30-40 days.
third you have to give enough time for the cervix to completely close and become tight, to prevent any infection,
last ask your doctor. ...Read more
How does a woman correctly perform perineal massage to make delivery easier & prevent tearing during childbirth?
They don't give us nearly enough space to discuss that here, but great question! I advise all pregnant women to practice this starting around 34 weeks and wish all doctors did so! See http://www. Ivillage. Com/perineal-massage-your-how-guide/6-n-145602 and http://pregnancy.About. Com/cs/episiotomy/a/perimassage. Htm
ps check out the book ina may's guide to childbirth! ...Read more
Can a hypothyroid (not autoimmune) woman's symptoms like puffy face disappear only for a month following childbirth? Due to changes in hormone levels?
Not your thyroid: Some women get a puffy face while they are pregnant for unclear reasons which disappears within a few weeks after giving birth. If you had a thyroid problem severe enough to cause a puffy face it would have been detected by thyroid testing during your pregnancy. This is not a thyroid issue. ...Read more
Hard to say: This would best be a question for the individuals treatment team. Each case is unique. The woman may need to be on medications that could cause fetal anomalies or otherwise interfere with fetal growth & development. Without having all related information in hand it is not realistic to generalize an answer. ...Read more
Very Low: With modern medicine, your chances are very low. Receive good prenatal care which can identify conditions that place you at risk. Then the proper arrangements can be made to keep you safe at delivery. Tell your doc if you have any medical problems, prior surgical complications, reactions to medicines, and follow their expertise. Delivering at a facility with emergency capabilities also is safer. ...Read more
Very, very rare: The U.S. Maternal mortality rate rose to 13 deaths per 100, 000 live births in 2004, according to statistics released in 2007 by the national center for health statistics. ...Read more