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Title: A glance into the hidden burden of maternal morbidity and patterns of management in a Palestinian governmental referral hospital
Authors: Hassan, Sahar
Wick, Laura
DeJong, Jocelyn
Keywords: Maternal health services - Administration - Palestine;Childbirth - Palestine
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Women and Birth
Abstract: This study aims to examine the incidence, types and patterns of management of severe and non-severe maternal morbidities of Palestinian women during pregnancy, labour, delivery and up to seven days postpartum in one Palestinian hospital. Results of this study show the burden of maternal morbidity for Palestinian women between the ages of 16 and 48 is high. In Palestine, maternal morbidity can be prevented by promoting a rational use of cesarean section, avoiding unnecessary medicalization, reducing unwanted pregnancies and updating practices of providers related to abortion/miscarriage care.
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