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Prevalence and Persistence of Health Problems After Childbirth: Associations with Parity and Method of Birth

Thompson, Jane; Roberts, Christine; Currie, Marian; Ellwood, David


Background: Awareness about the extent of maternal physical and emotional health problems after childbirth is increasing, but few longitudinal studies examining their duration have been published. The aim of this study was to describe changes in the prevalence of maternal health problems in the 6 months after birth and their association with parity and method of birth. Methods: A population-based, cohort study was conducted in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Australia. The study...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Birth
DOI: 10.1046/j.1523-536X.2002.00167.x


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