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Death in ChildbirthAn International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950$
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Irvine Loudon

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198229971

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.001.0001

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Australia and New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand

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(p.463) 27 Australia and New Zealand
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Death in Childbirth
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Irvine Loudon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0028

This chapter compares maternal mortality in Australia and New Zealand. In the 1920s, about 700 mothers died annually from maternal causes. The distribution of maternal deaths by cause is similar to those in Great Britain and the US Though the Australian statistics on maternal mortality leave much to be desired, it is clear that abortion was a major cause of death in Australia. Maternal mortality began its steep and uninterrupted descent in 1937, but the lowest level ever was recorded only in 1939. In New Zealand, maternal care was based on the British model, rather than the American or European models, that featured a mixture of home and hospital deliveries. The chapter highlights the trend in maternal mortality in New Zealand from 1930 to 1950.

Keywords:   maternal care, maternal mortality, Australia, New Zealand, maternal deaths

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