We thank all correspondents for their interest in our report. A common point is the need for better quality studies in this area, which we wholeheartedly echo. Quality and consistency in reporting, particularly of key outcomes such as maternal death, stillbirth, and preterm birth, are essential if we are to tackle these scourges of maternity care.
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