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'Substandard pregnancy care' in UK


While the number of women who die in childbirth has dropped dramatically in the last 50 years, figures show that more women are dying during childbirth from indirect causes.

Dr David Williams, consultant obstetric physician at the Institute for Women's Health at University College Hospital London, explains why "older pregnancies" are "higher risk".

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