When you’re trying to have a baby, whether it’s your first or not, you don’t always know the risks that are at hand. But there are risks. As much as the maternal mortality rate may be dropping in this country, it’s still quite high around the world. Out of every 100,000 births, the world maternal mortality rate is at 216. However, the is largely affected by the underdeveloped world.
If you want to make sure that you have a healthy pregnancy, here are a few things to be aware of;
Access To Care
To start with, it’s important to take advantage of the access to care that you have. Some of the leading causes of pregnancy-related deaths include haemorrhaging and infection. But when you are receiving the best possible care and being closely monitored, it can help you to have a healthy pregnancy.
Sadly, mental health can also be a risk of pregnancy-related death. According to the infographic below, more than 40% of maternal deaths were patient-related. And while mental health is only just under 9% of that, it can still impact on mortality rates. Therefore, it’s important to take good care of your mental health, and talk to someone if you’re struggling.
Good Health & Wellbeing
And, because heart-related conditions can impact on the rates, it’s important to take good care of yourself. Your own health knowledge and education can help here, and ensure that you have a healthy pregnancy.
For more information on the maternal mortality rate around the world and in the United States in particular, just take a look at the infographic below.
Infographic Design By Bradley University