Category Archives: OB & GYN

World Health Organization

True magnitude of stillbirths and maternal and neonatal deaths underreported

Counting and reviewing every birth and death is key to preventing future tragedies The day of birth is potentially the most dangerous time for mothers and babies. Every year, worldwide, 303 000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth, 2.7 million babies die during the first 28 days of life and 2.6 million babies are stillborn. Most stillbirths and neonatal deaths are preventable with quality health care during pregnancy and childbirth. Nearly all babies who are stillborn and half of all newborn deaths are not recorded…

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