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what are some reasons mothers pass away while giving birth?

im just curious.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:46 PM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Losing too much blood during delivery. But now days its extremely rare for that to happen.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:48 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Embolisms can happen and they can be lethal. Allergic reaction to any medications given could do it, too. Stroking out I'm sure could be a cause too if the blood pressure goes too high.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:53 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • This is a macabre question.


    Blood loss, overdose via medications, allergic reactions from medications, etc.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:04 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Embolisms and anyeurisms. But the chances of that happening in the US now is minuscule. If you take care of yourself and you have regular prenatal care, you're pretty much completely at no risk for dying in childbirth. It barely even happens anymore at all. Even in a lot of 3rd world countries, this is becoming less and less common. Childbirth can be a very enjoyable, easy experience with some knowledge and good physical condition.
    sweetmoonem

    Answer by sweetmoonem at 5:08 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • y and how would the doctor let you overdose?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • like at the pp said. and also if your doctors tells you not to have more kids and u do,. you can die.
    but modern technology has made labor preatty m,uch safe!! BUT I DO THING THIS QUESTIONS IS ONLY GOING TO SCARED MOMS 2 BE!!! ALOT OF THINGS CAN HAPPEN IN LABOR.
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 5:09 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • from wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maternal_death

    The major causes of maternal death are bacterial infection, variants of gestational hypertension including pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome, obstetrical hemorrhage, ectopic pregnancy, puerperal sepsis (childbed fever), amniotic fluid embolism, and complications of unsafe or unsanitary abortions. Lesser known causes of maternal death include renal failure, cardiac failure, and hyperemesis gravidarum.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • Jesus, I'm pregnant, I didn't need to see this.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:29 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • hyperemesis gravidarum.

    i had that with both pregnancies. it sucks!!
    piwife

    Answer by piwife at 5:30 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • well i really didnt wanna see all of it either but i was jus curious...im pregnant too lol.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

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