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Can childbirth cause maternal death?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
Dr. Megan Bird
Dr. Megan Bird
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes

Childbirth can be very hard on the mother. The risk of maternal death is small but it does exist.
Talk to your OB doctor if you have any concerns or questions.

In brief: Yes

Childbirth can be very hard on the mother. The risk of maternal death is small but it does exist.
Talk to your OB doctor if you have any concerns or questions.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
Thank
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