Why Mothers Die 2000-2002 Report

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Section One: Introduction

Chapter 1 - Introduction and key findings

Section 2 - Direct Deaths

Chapter 2 - Thrombosis and thromboembolism

Chapter 3 - Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia

Chapter 4 - Haemorrhage

Chapter 5 - Amniotic fluid embolism

Chapter 6 - Early pregnancy deaths

Chapter 7 - Genital tract sepsis

Chapter 8 - Other direct deaths

Chapter 9 - Anaesthesia

Section Three: Indirect Deaths

Chapter 10 - Cardiac disease

Chapter 11 - Deaths from psychiatric causes

Chapter 12 - Other indirect deaths

Chapter 13 - Deaths from malignancy

Section Four: Coincidental and Late Deaths

Chapter 14 - Coincidental deaths and domestic violence

Chapter 15 - Late deaths

Section Five: Other Key issues

Chapter 16 - Pathology

Chapter 17 - Trends in intensive care

Chapter 18 - Issues for midwives

Section Six: Epidemiology

Chapter 19 - 'Near misses' and severe maternal morbidity; the Scottish Experience

Chapter 20 - Mortality in pregnant and nonpregnant women in England and Wales 1997-2002: are pregnant women    healthier?

Chapter 21 - Trends in reproductive epidemiology and women's health

Chapter 22 - Confidential Enquiries into Maternal Deaths: developments and trends from 1952 onwards

Appendix 1 - Method of enquiry

Appendix 2 - Assessors for Maternal Deaths and CEMACH Personnel

Appendix 3 - Reports of Confidential Enquiries since 1952

Index