SAFE MOTHERHOOD. Safe motherhood. Safe motherhood is a woman’s ability to have a safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery.
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Safe motherhood is a woman’s ability to havea safe and healthy pregnancy and delivery.
Nearly every minute, one woman dies from the complications of pregnancy and childbirth. Thatis more than 500,000 women dying each year;99% of these deaths occur in the developing world.
*Other direct causes include,for example: ectopic pregnancy,embolism, anesthesia-related.
** Indirect causes include,for example: anemia, malaria,heart disease
*Other Direct Causes 8%
Causes of maternal deaths worldwide
Complications of pregnancy and childbirth are the leading causes of death and disability for women aged 15 to 49 in developing countries.
Why is maternal mortality so high?
Maternal death and disability is a tragedy that has no single cause or solution.
What are the social and economic
costs of unsafe motherhood?
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Family and community involvementcan make motherhood safer
Proper nutrition before and during pregnancy
Reduced workload during pregnancy and after delivery
Knowledge of the signs of life-threatening complications before,during, and after delivery and where/when to seek appropriate care
Planned delivery with a skilled birth attendant
Ensuring access to maternal health services can save lives
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What is a skilled birth attendant?
A skilled birth attendantis a midwife, nurse, or doctor who has been trained to proficiency in the skills necessary to:
Reducing maternal mortality in lowGNP countries
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