Editorial: Maternal mortality.

  title={Editorial: Maternal mortality.},
  author={Ashley T. Coopland},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={1 6002},
A report on maternal deaths in England and Wales during the 3-year period, 1970-1972, is discussed. Maternal mortality is defined as death resulting during pregnancy, labor, or as a consequence of pregnancy or abortion. 606 deaths were reported for the period, 355 of which were directly attributable to pregnancy or childbirth. From 1952-1972, the maternal mortality rate dropped from .67 to .16. Most of the deaths were due to familiar causes: abortion (81), pulmonary embolism (61), toxemia (47… CONTINUE READING