More maternal deaths here than previously thought

The number of maternal deaths in Ireland is higher than previously estimated, a new report has revealed.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
25th November, 2012

The number of maternal deaths in Ireland is higher than previously estimated, a new report has revealed.

A comprehensive report into maternal deaths here found that there were eight mortalities per 100,000 maternities in 2009 and 2010. Funded and endorsed by the Health Service Executive, the maternal death enquiry was initiated to investigate why some women die during or shortly after pregnancy, and to learn how such tragedies can be avoided.

The Maternal Death Enquiry in Britain, which...

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