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Why women still need human support to give birth safely

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Prof Helen Cheyne

Professor Helen Cheyne writes in The Conversation:

“Across the world around 390,000 women give birth each day in culturally, geographically and economically diverse settings. While pregnancy and birth is a journey of hopes, fears, and some uncertainties, the differences in birth outcomes between rich and poor are stark. Each day around 800 women die as a result of pregnancy and birth, 99% of these deaths occur in low-income countries, and the poorest women in every country fare the worst.”

Check the full article here.

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