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Revista Cubana de Obstetricia y Ginecología

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LUGONES BOTELL, Miguel  y  RAMIREZ BERMUDEZ, Marieta. Postpartum hemorrhage, maternal death and monument to love. Rev Cubana Obstet Ginecol [online]. 2012, vol.38, n.4. ISSN 0138-600X.

Bleeding, which may occur during delivery and postpartum, is a major direct causes of maternal death. In this article a review of actual history, dated 1607, when a prince of only 20 years old, heir to the Great Mongol Empire, meets a young Persian-Muslim girl, named Arjumand Bano Begum, better known later as Mumtaz Mahal. This prince fell deeply in love, and death suddenly happened when Mumtaz Mahal was giving birth to their 14th child. She died due to bleeding. Also we comment the story of what Taj Mahal, means, with visions and legends, as an awesome construction built in her honor, its romantic nature. This construction required the effort of the best builders (about 20,000 workers), the best jewelry, the best stones. They even diverted Yamuna River so that Taj Mahal could be reflected in its waters. And there, after two decades of construction, in 1648, Mumtaz Mahal was buried. Beside her, the emperor was buried years later so they both could be together forever. In 1983, Taj Mahal was declared a UNESCO National Heritage Site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.

Palabras clave : postpartum hemorrhage; Taj Mahal; monument to love.

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