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Table 2 Major killers of mothers, fetuses and newborns in low-income countries

From: Maternal, fetal and neonatal mortality: lessons learned from historical changes in high income countries and their potential application to low-income countries

Condition Mother Fetus Newborn
Hemorrhage X X X
Preeclampsia/eclampsia X X X
Intrauterine infection X X X
Obstructed Labor X X X
Fetal asphyxia   X X
Preterm labor/birth   X X
Syphils   X X
Malaria X X  
  1. Adapted from Goldenberg, 2011 [46].