Some very bleak reading, particularly in light of the recent CMACE report, Saving Mothers' Lives 2006-2008 which tells that sepsis now outranks evenÂ pre-eclampsia and eclampsia as the leading direct cause of maternal death. Deaths due to sepsis haveÂ risen from 18 in 2003-05 to 26 in 2006-08* - a staggering 44%.
Is it any wonder that we have headlines like this one:
British maternity wards in crisis - Health News, Health & Families - The Independent.
*Â Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries (CMACE). Saving Mothersâ€™ Lives: reviewing maternalÂ deaths to make motherhood safer: 2006â€“08. The Eighth Report on Con?dential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths in the United Kingdom. BJOG 2011;118(Suppl. 1):pp36.
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