n Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - The community approach to prevention and management of postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) : review




Patient identifiable factors have been identified in maternal deaths and in the main, these are related to antenatal care. There is a need to support family-centred maternity care. This can be done by promoting antenatal care, preventing harmful practices, providing complete information on a birth plan including transport arrangements and home-based life-saving skills. Moreover, if health care workers and families are to work as a team to minimise complications associated with pregnancy, women and their families should be treated with respect and care.


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