The objectives of this study were to estimate the incidence of maternal morbidity during labour and the puerperium in rural homes, the association with perinatal outcome and the proportion of women needing medical attention. It was a prospective observational study nested in a neonatal care trial. The setting for the study was thirty-nine villages in the Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra, India. Seven hundred and seventy-two women recruited over a one year period (1995–1996) and followed up from the seventh month in pregnancy to 28 days postpartum (up to 10 visits in total).
Bang, R.A.; Bang, A.T.; Reddy, M.H.; Deshmukh, M.D.; Baitule, S.B.; Filippi, V. Maternal morbidity during labour and the puerperium in rural homes and the need for medical attention: A prospective observational study in Gadchiroli, India. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (2004) 111 (3) 231-238. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-0528.2004.00063.x]