Mothers who are giving birth can experience severe complications but the chances of experiencing severe complications are less than 1%. However, researchers found out that the rate of birth complications has increased significantly over the years between 1998 and 2005.
Usual complications such as blood clots, shock, kidney failure and blood transfusions had increased by 26% from 0.64% to 0.81% in 2004/2005. This result is still low but it’s devastating to find a mother experiencing such complications and now, results show that the trend is really increasing.
The increase in the severe complications has nothing to do with the age of the mother but rather it is associated with the increase in c-section deliveries. It has to be noted that the c-section is not just a step higher than natural childbirth because it is a major operation on the abdominals and it should not be taken lightly. Hospitals should take it seriously and be prepared when severe complications would arise.
People say that a woman who is in labour is actually on the verge of death. Giving birth is a very special event in a woman’s life and it involves the risk that if something bad happens, she could lose her life or the life of the baby. The odds of having complications is good to be less than 1% but no matter the rate, if it happens to you then your chances of getting it is still 100%.
Pregnant women should be cautious and try to keep their odds low. Eat healthily and always see your doctor to keep everything in order.