Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A guide for midwives and doctors

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2017 | World Health Organization

While most pregnancies and births are uneventful, all pregnancies are at risk. Around 15% of all pregnant women will develop a potentially life-threatening complication that calls for skilled care, and some will require a major obstetrical intervention to survive.

This manual is written for midwives and doctors at the district hospital who are responsible for the care of women with complications of pregnancy, childbirth, or the immediate postpartum period, including immediate problems of the newborn.

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Maternal and child health
International best practices
Midwifery
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