Thursday, April 15, 2010

Maternal Deaths Decline Around the World

WHAT?! There were still that many mothers dying from childbirth in this technology-advanced world? Like women need any more reason to fear child labor! And this article from the NY times says that...
For the first time in decades, researchers are reporting a significant drop worldwide in the number of women dying each year from pregnancy and childbirth, to about 342,900 in 2008 from 526,300 in 1980.

For the first time in decades, it says. Can you believe it? Anyway, because of this positive result of decrease in maternal death, advocates for women's health are urging the politicians to spend more on pregnancy-related health matters. It seems like this progress is a huge one for the safe motherhood movement because there was no impression of progress for twenty years. Well, hopefully, there will be a continuation of decrease in maternal death in the future not only to reduce fear among many women, but also to give birth to a healthy child with a healthy family environment with maternal presence.

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