Log In Sign Up

One million lives lost to midwife shortage globally


Forum: In the News

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To In the News LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
April 4th, 2011, 07:03 AM
Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn, IN
Posts: 8,546
Send a message via AIM to way2gomom Send a message via Yahoo to way2gomom Send a message via Skype™ to way2gomom
One million lives lost to midwife shortage globally - AlertNet
Quote:
Ninety-four percent of women in the Horn of Africa country give birth without trained help, compared to only 1 percent in Britain, Save the Children said in a report released on Friday.

More than 2 million women give birth completely alone, without even a friend or relative to help them, "making these some of the most dangerous moments of their lives".

According to the report, 1,000 women and 2,000 babies die every day from birth complications which could easily be prevented -- with women in the poorest countries the least likely to have a skilled attendant at delivery, much more likely to lose their newborn and most likely to die during childbirth.
Quote:
In Rwanda there are 46 public midwives for 400,000 babies born every year, while neighbouring Uganda has 15,000 trained for 1.5 million women giving birth a year. Women living in rural areas have even less chance of getting help from a midwife.

In some cases, women give birth alone because custom dictates they are unable to leave the house to seek help when they go into labour, in others because they have not secured permission from a male relative to leave their home.
__________________
Joanna
wife, mother, blogger, support group leader, perpetually behind on laundry



blog: justjoanna.com | twitter: way2gomom | facebook | pinterest: way2gomom
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
midwifery

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:21 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0