Thursday, 16 September 2010
How easy was it for you to find the answer to our fill in the blank question?
Congratulations to radicalsounds@xanga for being the first reader to guess right! (While "giving birth" was a close guess, that is just one of the ways that pregnancy-related complications take the lives of women.)
Did you know that about 1,000 women die daily from pregnancy-related complications?
According to Medical News Today, despite there being a 34% drop in pregnancy-related deaths, there are still 1,000 women dying each day due to complications.
The four most common complications include:
- Severe bleeding after giving birth
- Hypertensive disorders
- Unsafe abortions
It's also shocking to find out that "57% of [the women who died] lived in sub-Saharan Africa, 30% in South Asia, and less than 1% came from developed nations."
Are you shocked by these numbers? Did you know that so many women die from pregnancy complications?