DECISION TO SEEK CARE
The first deadly delay, in seeking care, is influenced by many things. A woman may not be able to seek care on her own, but may have to wait for her husband or mother-in-law to allow her to do so. The woman and her family may not recognize a serious problem until it is too late. There may also be cultural expectations and prejudices. For example, in some cultures, women who don’t deliver naturally are seen as failures.