The Importance Of Maternal Death

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t is easy for us to forget the importance of our mothers and the impression our mothers leave on us. Let’s face it, we think our mums aren’t cool enough, and therefore, we don’t appreciate them the way we should. What we don’t realize though, is how fortunate we are to have a mother. We don’t always comprehend that by removing this incredible woman from our life, we experience a “void” that no other human being can fill. This “void” has impacted many third world nations all around the world, due to mother- figures whose role has been taken up by children, looking after their younger siblings. The “void” that I am referring to is due to the maternal death of a woman. Maternal Death is “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration or site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management, but not from accidental causes.” (WHO). 99% of these deaths take place in third world countries and only 1% of maternal deaths occur in developed countries.…show more content…
Some reasons for maternal death can include postpartum bleeding, hypertensive disorders of pregnancies, problems caused by unsafe abortions, postpartum infections and obstructed labor. There are numerous pre-existing conditions that that can be factors in the death of a woman. These can include malaria, anemia, HIV/AIDS and cardiovascular disease. All these diseases can complicate the pregnancy and can lead to the death or either the mother or the child the mother is

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