There are five main reasons why women die in pregnancy, these are bleeding, infection, high blood pressure which can lead to fitting, unsafe abortion, and obstructed labour. These problems can be prevented or treated, even in the poorest countries. We can all help to change this; Women should not be dying in childbirth.
Every minute, of every day, a mother dies from complications in pregnancy. 99% of these Mothers are from the developing world. For every mother that loses her life in pregnancy, many more are tragically injured or permanently disabled.