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MATERNAL. That which belongs to, or comes from the mother: as, maternal authority, maternal relation, maternal estate, maternal line. Vide Line.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Figure 2 shows distribution of maternal deaths according to parity of mother.
Briefing about the project, Maqssod Imam said that IGHDS and implementing partner were working jointly to reduce maternal mortality causes.
The function of MDSR is to identify and notify all suspected maternal deaths (death of women of reproductive age), reviewing the death that are due to pregnancy and its complications or management.
Mechanisms for the Association Between Maternal Employment and Child Cognitive Development, NBER Working Papers 13609, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc; 2007.
MMRCs "are multidisciplinary groups of local experts in maternal and public health, as well as patient and community advocates, that closely examine maternal death cases and identify locally relevant ways to prevent future deaths," she testified before the committee.
The Review to Action website offers state profiles, contacts, examples of state statutes and other resources to help maternal mortality review committees.
The study uses an enhanced method of counting maternal deaths that involves cross-referencing birth certificates, death certificates, hospital discharge data and medical records to confirm that a woman who died was pregnant before she died.
The present study shows the importance of inclusion of maternal effects in designing appropriate breeding programs for genetic improvement in Brown Swiss calves for birth weight.
IT is difficult to measure the number of women who die while giving birth in Pakistan.In Pakistan we can see that there is a poor healthcare status of women which is a major reason for the problem of maternal mortality.The health facilities concerning pregnancy are too low in pakistan.There is no reproductive care at Sindh especially.
According to Millennium Development Goal (MDG) in 2015 the goal number five was to improve the maternal health which was falling way below our target.
Hemorrhage and eclampsia are the leading reasons of maternal death worldwide with causing 55 percent mortality in the country, according to a recent official survey.

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