My mother died when I was seven years old, she had a Cesarean section and hemorrhaged. Earlier this year my Dad died and after looking through some of his papers I came across my mother's death certificate and under cause of death it says:
1a, subcutaneous hemorrhage and pulmonary collapse due to
b, ceasarian section.
11. Hyperlastoasis cutis (Ehlers-Danlos disease).
I have an appointment to see my G.P in a couple of weeks. After looking up Ehlers-Danlos, It does explain a lot of my past medical history, the other kids at school were always fascinated by my doughy skin.
This site has been a great help, but I still don't understand how this illness/disease contributed to my Mother's death!