9 major pregnancy complications facing women in Africa
About 830 women die daily from avoidable childbirth and pregnancy complications. Half of these women live in sub-Saharan Africa. 99% of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries.
Maternal mortality is higher in women living in rural areas and among poorer communities. Young adolescents face a higher risk of complications and death as a result of pregnancy than other women. Researchers say these women are not dying as a result of any illness. But rather from a lack of basic healthcare measures.
Pregnancy complications are health problems that occur during pregnancy. They usually involve the mother's health, the baby's health, or both. Before they become pregnant, some women have health problems that could lead to complications in their pregnancy. Other problems arise during the pregnancy. Whether a complication is common or rare, there are ways to manage problems that come up during pregnancy.
Africa has a high maternal mortality rate due to several pregnancy complications. How do we tackle them in the bid to reduce the mortality rate?
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