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Table 2 Prevalence of Maternal Symptoms during antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum periods

From: Maternal and child health in Yushu, Qinghai Province, China

  N Percent (%)
Antenatal
   Dizziness and blurry vision 111 48
   Headache 107 46
   Abdominal pain 96 41
   Fever 93 40
   Swelling in face, hands and feet 64 27
   Vaginal bleeding 13 6
Intrapartum
   Prolonged labor 79 37
   Seizures 58 27
   Excessive vaginal bleeding 37 17
   Retained placenta ("placenta stuck inside") 19 9
   Obstructed labor ("baby would not come out after pushing") 14 7
   High blood pressure 6 3
   Vaginal tear 5 2
Postpartum
   Severe lower abdominal pain 132 56
   Fever 99 42
   Painful/red/infected breast 95 41
   Postpartum depression ("feelings of depression") 71 31
   Excessive vaginal bleeding 66 29
   Foul-smelling vaginal discharge 61 27
   Dysuria ("burning when you urinate") 54 24