SA’s midwives chart a new course

According to the health department’s latest maternal mortality report, the top three causes of death of a woman during pregnancy, childbirth or within 42 days thereafter are haemorrhage, which is excessive bleeding during childbirth, pregnancy-related high blood pressure, and HIV. Most deaths due to haemorrhage and high blood pressure or hypertension can be avoided if women have access to good-quality maternity care at health facilities, the report says.

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