Nigerian lady dies mysteriously after giving birth
Fatalities during but unrelated to a pregnancy are termed accidental, incidental, or nonobstetrical maternal deaths. The most common causes are postpartumbleeding (15%), complications from unsafe abortion (15%), hypertensive disorders ofpregnancy (10%), postpartum infections (8%), and obstructed labour (6%).
The pictures of a pregnant beautiful Igbo lady have gone viral on the internet, as she was reported dead while trying to give birth to her bouncing baby boy.
Late Chiamaka and her baby
This news was made viral as on her friends, Engr Aroh Leonard Chukwujekwu, he posted several pictures of her with the caption:“RIP… ? Am Speechless Can’t hold back my tears when I heard the sad news of ur departure.
Chiamaka Glory de Freitas a lady full of life. Please come nurture your baby boy, he needs you. OMG! The tut alone is making me sick RIP girlfriend.” Late Chiamaka and her hubby during her pregnancy photoshoot Following the post of Leonard, one could see that Chiamaka got married to a ‘white man’ and they were happy together.
This is so sad as we dont know the exact cause of this, we pray that God will comfort the husband and rest of the family.
Why do women die in childbirth in low-income countries?
At Maternity Worldwide it is recognised that the underlying and contributory causes of deaths in pregnancy and childbirth are complex and interlinked. Women and girls often have very low status in low-income countries and empowerment and education are central to enabling them to make their own decisions and allowing them to access maternal health and family planning services.
The risk of dying increases with the number of pregnancies a woman has in her lifetime. Risk is particularly high for those with four or more children.
Maternal haemorrhage is the third most likely cause of death for women in low income countries (World Health Organisation, 2008)
Figures from the World Health Organisation (2008) show that maternal haemorrhage was the third most likely cause of death for women in low income countries (behind only HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis), accounting for 58,000 deaths. Unsafe abortions were the 5th most likely cause, resulting in a further 24,000 deaths.
The direct and measurable causes of deaths in pregnancy and childbirth are mainly:
- Severe bleeding (mostly after childbirth)
- High blood pressure during pregnancy (pre-eclampsia and eclampsia)
- Unsafe abortions
These account for 80% of deaths.