Better Off Dead? A report on maternal morbidity from the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Population

This is report from the UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Population, Development and Reproductive Health (the Group) introduces the reader to maternal morbidity. The definition is disputed, but the term roughly means women’s illnesses and injuries related to pregnancy and childbirth. The report brings together expert testimony on the often overlooked subject of maternal morbidity. It attempts to define it, quantify it (estimates vary from source to source, as will be noted in the report), and goes into detail on some of the many problems women suffer connected with pregnancy and childbirth. The report discusses some of the structural reasons for these problems, offers solutions and concludes with the Group’s recommendations for improving women’s reproductive health

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