Women above 35 who give birth account for 40% of maternal deaths in Australia

The country has the second highest rate of births to older women among 14 developed countries and the highest rate of C-section births, study reveals The study says pregnant Canadian and Australian Indigenous women have high rates of gestational diabetes and pre-existing diabetes. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP Of the Australian women who give birth, 23% are over 35 but these older mothers account for 40% of maternal deaths across the country, a study has revealed. Australia has the second highest rate of births to older women among 14 developed countries – behind only Spain, where 35% are above that age –…
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