OK, it\’s from Sweden but still:
6 women died in 2005 in connection with complications during pregnancy and child birth. 101 346 children were born that year.
The death rate in "natural" childbirth (ie, zero modern medicine) is thought to be 1,000 to 1,500 per 100,000 births. It\’s certainly close to that in much of sub Saharan Africa today.
Haven\’t we come a long way?