Postnatal maternal morbidity: extent, causes, prevention and treatment

@article{Glazener1995PostnatalMM,
  title={Postnatal maternal morbidity: extent, causes, prevention and treatment},
  author={C. Glazener and M. Abdalla and P. Stroud and A. Templeton and I. Russell and S. Naji},
  journal={BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics \& Gynaecology},
  year={1995},
  volume={102}
}
Objective To describe the prevalence and causes of postnatal maternal morbidity. 
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