A recent report found that black women are four times more likely to die while pregnant or just after childbirth, compared with white women.
Many of the preventable pregnancy-related deaths documented by the CDC are directly attributable to failures and barriers in the maternal care system.
If maternal mortality is an important indicator of how a health system is performing, this is damning news for the NHS.
The factors associated with death in mother and baby included low education in the mother, lack of antenatal care, referral from another facility.
Treating a potentially deadly pregnancy complication gets caught up in the abortion debate. A nurse-midwife explains why it shouldn’t.
For every maternal death, there are about an additional 20 women who suffer serious injuries, infections and disabilities related to pregnancy.
There is growing evidence that when poor-quality oxytocin is used, it fails to prevent post-partum haemorrhage.
Black women are four times more likely to die when childbearing than white women.
High quality antenatal care can improve maternal health in West and Central Africa by identifying and addressing underlying problems that can cause pregnancy complications.
Even though the spouse escort policy carries good intentions, we found during our study that it constituted a barrier to care in numerous ways.
Recent revelations of the coerced sterilization of Indigenous women in Canada are part of a long, complex and disturbing history – in which feminism became a fight to keep one’s own children.
Tanzania would like more than 80%of births to be overseen by skilled health care providers
It’s not just women in impoverished countries dying in childbirth. The maternal death rate in both Canada and the U.S. has risen, particularly among Indigenous and African-American women.
Free maternal services introduced in Kenya in 2013 had the immediate impact of increasing access. But it exposed a divide in which the richest 20% of women were the biggest beneficiaries.
Many women in African countries who are medically required to have caesarean sections aren’t able to access them due to weak health systems and a lack of resources.
Our statistical analysis found that as the sex ratio at birth went up – that is, more males were born – so did life expectancy in a strongly related manner.
The clinical committee reviewing obstetrics services for the federal government’s Medicare review said suicide is one of the leading causes of maternal death in Australia. Is that true?
The cases of two women who died in childbirth in two different parts of Uganda are being used in a Constitutional Court battle forcing the government to fulfill its healthcare obligations.
Africa faces the monumental task of reducing its maternal deaths by three-quarters if it is to meet the Sustainable Development Goals around maternal mortality.
Save The Children’s latest State of the World’s Mothers report highlights the impact of rising inequality on maternal deaths.