Women's descriptions of postpartum health problems: preliminary findings from Matlab, Bangladesh.

@article{Sibley2007WomensDO,
  title={Women's descriptions of postpartum health problems: preliminary findings from Matlab, Bangladesh.},
  author={Lynn M. Sibley and Lauren S. Blum and Nahid Kalim and Daniel Hruschka and Joyce Katherine Edmonds and Marge A. Koblinsky},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={351-60}
}
Complications of childbirth kill more than 500,000 women each year. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is the leading cause of death. Because nearly half the women who give birth at home in developing countries are cared for by unskilled attendants, it is critical to understand how women and their caregivers recognize bleeding and decide to seek help when needed. Using an approach that combined systematic qualitative data collection and multivariate analysis, we identified local cultural theories that… CONTINUE READING