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Postpartum depression: combining a mobile application with recititations from the Holy Quran in Indonesia

A randomised controlled trial using a pre-post-test time series was conducted between June and December 2020 in four working areas of the Banyumas District Public Health Centre, Central Java Province,...

Pregnant women's perceptions of daily iron supplementation in rural Ghana

The study used a descriptive qualitative design with an interpretative approach to examine pregnant women's beliefs related to daily intake of iron supplements. This design allowed the investigators...

Risk factors and clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in pregnant women in Indonesia

The study used a descriptive integrated cross-sectional method for data collection. All data were obtained from medical records at the Merah Putih Government Hospital in Indonesia, a referral hospital...

Factors associated with underutilisation of antenatal care services in Limpopo, South Africa

The availability, accessibility and utilisation of antenatal care services play a major role in the lives of pregnant women and neonates worldwide (World Health Organization [WHO], 2016a) Globally,...

Utilisation of antenatal care services as determinants of satisfaction and its challenges in Lagos, Nigeria

Complications of pregnancy and childbirth cause more deaths and disabilities than any other reproductive health problems in African countries, including Nigeria (World Health Organization [WHO], 2016)...

Diet and physical activity in pregnancy: a study exploring women's beliefs and behaviours

In the UK, 19% of women of childbearing age are reported to be obese (BMI >30kg/m2) and 26% are reported to be overweight (BMI >25kg/m2) (Health and Social Care Information Centre, 2016) Being obese...

Striving for excellence in maternity care: The Maternity Stream of the City of Sanctuary

Asylum seekers are people who have fled their home country due to a fear of being persecuted, and are awaiting a decision as to whether their asylum claim is accepted by the government of the country...

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