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Maternal deaths in the UK have dropped from 11 per 100,000 women giving birth in 2006–08 to 10 per 100,000 women giving birth in 2010–12, according to a report led by the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford.

The report, by a team of academics, clinicians and charity representatives called MBRRACE-UK, included all 357 cases of women in Britain who died during or within 6 weeks of the end of their pregnancy in those four years.

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