In India, haemorrhage, sepsis, obstructed labour and unsafe abortions remain the biggest direct preventable medical causes for maternal deaths. But, the underlying factors, or indirect causes or ‘delays’, in accessing healthcare during pregnancy and childbirth cause many of the maternal and neonatal deaths. Most often these deaths are a result of the inability to recognise danger signs and deciding to seek appropriate medical help for an obstetric emergency, reaching an appropriate obstetric facility and receiving adequate quality of care in such a place.
Source: The Hindu
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