A simple, reusable device for safe motherhood.

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Dr Suellen Miller, Director of Safe Motherhood Programs at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health ar the University of California, San Francisco, wrote about her work in developing an anti-shock garment to prevent post-partum haemorrhage in International Midwifery last year (IM20: 12-13). This non-pneumatic suit is now being made available as the LifeWrap[TM] anda scheme has been launched to help buy LifeWraps for use where they are needed.

In developing countries, the gift of a LifeWrap can be the 'gift of safe motherhood'. A leading cause of maternal mortality is obstetrical or post-partumhaemorrhage and a woman can bleed to death in two hours or less...

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