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Aurora magazine

The future English mothers need better assistance

Better medical care could have saved about 2 English women out of 5, who died during delivery or soon after. This is what the report Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and Morbidity reveals.

The researchers analyzed 124 cases of women who died in childbirth in the United Kingdom. They found that 41% of them would be saved if they received better medical assistance. The study invites doctors to follow more patients, also warning them not to take drugs without a prescription.

According to data, almost 9 women died in the UK between 2013 and 2015 in the course of childbirth or soon after. Of these, two thirds died due to pre-existing physical or mental illness. Only 35% of these had received adequate medical care, while in 41% of cases there were deficiencies. Out of 9 deaths from epilepsy, 7 could have been avoided with more careful care.

Scholars found that a good number of women who died from epilepsy had stopped treatment. According to research, neither they nor the doctors who were treating them had considered the possible effects of the choice. This reveals the need to address not only a gynecologist, but also a specialist in the case of such diseases. It is also important to warn the specialist if you are planning to become pregnant.