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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.
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Childbed fever: the facts »
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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Jessica Palmer was a Mum. She died in June 2004, at 34 years old, of childbed fever
caused by Group A streptococcus.
This website contains general information about childbed fever. The information is not complete or comprehensive. You should not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about childbed fever (or any other medical condition) you should consult your doctor or other healthcare provider; and if you think you may be suffering from childbed fever (or any other medical condition) you should seek immediately medical attention. You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice, or discontinue medical treatment because of information on this website.