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  • Understand what childbed fever is
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    What is childbed fever?

    Childbed fever is an infection of the womb in new mothers which can lead to septicaemia. If left untreated infection will cause organ failure and death - even in young, fit mothers.
    What are the symptoms? »
    Childbed fever: the facts »

    What's the aim?

    We would like every parent and every midwife and doctor to know that childbed fever is still a very real threat to a mother's life.
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    Can I help? »

    Who is Jessica?

    Jessica Palmer was a Mum. She died in June 2004, at 34 years old, of childbed fever caused by Group A streptococcus.
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