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*Carole*
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PostSubject: maternity wards in crisis   Tue 05 Apr 2011, 12:05 pm

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/british-maternity-wards-in-crisis-2261403.html#

Reason to keep fighting for better care

The safety of mothers was also being put in jeopardy, it said. More than nine out of 10 women who died from pre-eclampsia a condition causing potentially dangerous high blood pressure affecting one in 10 pregnant women received inadequate care, it said.
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PostSubject: Re: maternity wards in crisis   Tue 05 Apr 2011, 7:53 pm

Hi Carole,

Thanks for posting this. Sadly it is a familiar picture.

In the last CEMACH (confidential enquiry maternal and child health) the issues surrounding deaths from pre eclamptic pregnancies said almost word for word, the same thing. That all the maternal deaths attributed to PE was directly associated to sub standard care.

This report was updated 2006 /2008 said the same thing. This adds even more importance to women like ourselves who have fely the wrath of the condition, to learn the most we can and spread the word as much as we can to protect ourselves and each other. It makes the PRECOG guidelines the 'gold standard' and knowing them also helps to educate our care givers.

Knowledge is absolutley the power and safetynet and never moreso in a condition like PE.

With best wishes
Liz

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