Providing Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care

Publication Date: 2012
Author: UNFPA
Publisher: UNFPA
Women everywhere face a risk in giving birth. Worldwide, about 15 per cent of all women suffer complications during childbirth that can become life threatening when not managed quickly and appropriately. In most cases, deaths are avoidable because complications can be identified early during pregnancy (antenatal care visits) and labor (partograph) when the pregnant 
women seek assistance by skilled professionals and can be treated with emergency obstetric care. This includes administering medicines or performing fetal extractions, Caesarean sections or blood transfusions, in particular. 

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