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The Australian: Maternal and newborn deaths are avoidable tragedies, by Kara Blackburn

TOMORROW, Australians will celebrate Mothers Day - a day to honour and appreciate our mums and the maternal bond they share with us. However while we celebrate, the lives of millions of women and their babies around the world, mainly in the developing world are put at risk every day simply from doing something we in Australia often assume is safe - giving birth.