Researchers from the University of Florida believe women with unruptured
aneurysm are not at increased risk of rupture during pregnancy,
according to a study published in Neurology.
In third-world countries where malaria is a major concern for pregnant
women and infants, consistent and regular pregnancy screenings may be
the answer to reduce the number of maternal deaths.
The United Nations recently reported a significant change in the number
of women dying during pregnancy and childbirth – a nearly
50-percent reduction in the last 20 years.
When a C-section is
performed, an incision is made in the wall of the uterus to extract the
fetus during delivery. The incision heals to a scar, which can alter
the elasticity of the uterus during future pregnancies.
About 125 million pregnant women are at risk of contracting malaria each
year. Malaria infection during pregnancy can cause anemia, parasitic
fetal infection, low birth weight, premature delivery and death of the
Any person that is married and/or has children should obtain life
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lives of those left behind upon one’s death.
Venous thromboembolism is a serious disorder that is the result of blood
clots that form on the walls of veins. For pregnant women, VT is the
number one risk of death during delivery of the baby.
The most common cause of death during or after childbirth is hemorrhage.
Nearly 125,000 women die from hemorrhage each year during childbirth,
leading researchers to look into possible causes or markers that could
shed light on why hemorrhage occurs.
When it comes to maternal mortality, many women believe natural
complications of pregnancy cause more deaths than other more violent
causes, but researchers have found this to be incorrect.
A case of severe pandemic flu may increase the risk of death during
pregnancy, according to a new study. According to the Centers for
Disease Control, of the nearly 350 women who suffered from severe
pandemic flu in 2009, 75 died.
Researchers testing placentas after infant births may have found a gene marker. The gene is associated with the immune system and may be the cause of some cases of preeclampsia.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have released numbers for maternal deaths during pregnancy and while the numbers are still lower in the United States than other countries, the rate is higher than experts would like to see.
Trends in Maternal Mortality has reported a 34% reduction in pregnancy deaths between 1990 and 2008.