Maternal mortality

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My 72-hour labour was a nightmare. But at least I had access to clean water | Nadiya Hussain
It is a shocking fact that more than 16 million women give birth every year without this basic necessity. This cannot go on, says chef, author and presenter Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain

18, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Frances Foord obituary
Other lives: Midwife who spent 26 years in the Gambia before focusing on postnatal care in London

Colette Jones

15, Jan, 2023 @2:51 PM

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Rising temperatures causing distress to foetuses, study reveals
Climate crisis increases risks for subsistence farmers in Africa who usually work throughout pregnancy

Damian Carrington Environment editor

08, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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How has the world’s population grown since 1950?
The number of people in the world has tripled in 70 years. In this visual explainer, we examine where the growth has been – and how it will change in the future

Niels de Hoog, Pablo Gutiérrez, Liz Ford and Theresa Malone

14, Nov, 2022 @7:30 AM

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Tories have presided over shameful health inequality | Letters
Letters: Dr Eddie Morris on why the white paper on health disparities is vital and should not be scrapped. Plus letters from John Boswell and Emily Robinson

Letters

02, Oct, 2022 @4:23 PM

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‘I felt I was being assessed on my skin colour’: Black women around the world share their birth stories
From Rio to Reykjavik, London to Shanghai, Black women face a maternal health crisis. Six mothers share their stories of pregnancy, birth – and racism

Grace Holliday

13, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sierra Leone backs bill to legalise abortion and end colonial-era law
Country hails ‘monumental step’ towards expanding reproductive rights at a time when the US has overturned them

Emmanuel Akinwotu, west Africa correspondent

06, Jul, 2022 @11:57 AM

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US supreme court abortion reversal would be global ‘catastrophe’ for women
If Roe v Wade is overturned, it will encourage anti-choice groups – particularly in the developing world, activists warn

Lizzy Davies

18, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The grim toll at Shrewsbury is a symptom of a public sector that doesn’t listen to its users | Sonia Sodha
Scandals in the NHS and the police are caused in part by underfunding but at their heart lie institutions that close ranks and protect their own

Sonia Sodha

03, Apr, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Stop charging migrant women for NHS maternity care, RCOG urges
Exclusive: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists says policy is harming health of pregnant women and babies

Diane Taylor

27, Mar, 2022 @1:18 PM

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Caesareans or vaginal births: should mothers or medics have the final say?
More babies are born by C-section than ever, causing alarm at the WHO. But some believe the option should always be offered

Ida Emilie Steinmark

13, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Inquests to be held into deaths of new mothers who died from herpes
Coroner will investigate if Kim Sampson, 29, and Samantha Mulcahy, 32, contracted virus from surgeon during C-sections

Sarah Marsh

30, Dec, 2021 @5:55 PM

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