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Why did so many young women die in the past in childbirth?

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Dr. Mary Vanko
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Death in childbirth

They die due to worsening of medical problems or due to pregnancy associated issues both now as well as in the past.

In brief: Death in childbirth

They die due to worsening of medical problems or due to pregnancy associated issues both now as well as in the past.
Dr. Mary Vanko
Dr. Mary Vanko
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Dr. Gregory Gapp
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Infection

100 years ago, 1% (1 in100) women died from chiildbirth, usually from infection, bleeding, or failure to progress in labor (baby did not fit through the pelvis).
That means that if you had 10 children in your lifetime, you had a 10% of death from chilbirth. Today 1 in 10000 women die from childbirth, leading cause of death being hemorrhage (bleeding), so things have improved.

In brief: Infection

100 years ago, 1% (1 in100) women died from chiildbirth, usually from infection, bleeding, or failure to progress in labor (baby did not fit through the pelvis).
That means that if you had 10 children in your lifetime, you had a 10% of death from chilbirth. Today 1 in 10000 women die from childbirth, leading cause of death being hemorrhage (bleeding), so things have improved.
Dr. Gregory Gapp
Dr. Gregory Gapp
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