pregnant women

pregnant women

Saving mothers through improved c-section surgery

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Obstetric haemorrhage after caesareans have been identified as one of the five leading causes of maternal deaths in South Africa. Studies have indicated that c-sections are associated with a 2.8 times greater risk of death in pregnant women compared to having a normal vaginal delivery. Dr Mergan Naidoo, Lecturer and Head of Clinical Unit at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Family Medicine is using internationally successful solutions to save these women.