The world health organization has published information on maternal mortality. Since 1990, this figure decreased by 45%.
However, the gap between the rates of maternal mortality in poor and rich countries is enormous. Every hour logged 33 deaths associated with pregnancy complications.
Draws attention to the fact that in the USA the rate of women dying in childbirth in recent years, growing at an alarming rate. The main reason is the decline in the health of the population, the prevalence of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and blood vessels. Pathology leads to later childbirth.
Another contributing factor to maternal mortality in developed countries - vitro fertilization. So far, the technique is far from perfect, complications occur much more frequently than with natural conception and childbearing.