International Journal of

Womens Health and WellnessISSN: 2474-1353

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510148

Trends and Patterns of Maternal Deaths in Sierra Leone, January 2017-December 2020

Kadijatu Nabie Kamara, Z.J. Bah, A. Elduma, J.S. Squire, Joseph Sam Kanu and G. Gebru

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: April 14, 2023

Sierra Leone is a country with an extremely high maternal mortality ratio (MMR) with over 1000 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births. We analyzed data from the national maternal death surveillance and response system to describe the trend and determine the burden of maternal deaths in Sierra Leone....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510147

Pregnancy Symptoms and COVID-19 Fear Experienced by Pregnant Women

Rukiye Demir Dikmen, Elif Ayfer Baltaci Yildiz and Aycan Şahin

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 09, 2023

This research was executed in order to designate the level of symptoms pregnant women experience, and the link between COVID-19 fear and pregnancy symptoms. A questionnaire was carried out on women 12-40 weeks pregnant who consulted Bingöl Maternity and Children Hospital between 11 February-1 July 2022. Data were obtained by “Sociodemographic Form”, “Pregnancy Symptom Inventory (PSI)” and “COVID-19 Fear Scale’’. The research was completed with 390 pregnant women....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510146

Iron Deficiency among a Group Syrian Women: Causes and Treatment

Sarah Sukkariyeh, Caren Latouf and Rim Harfouch

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: March 06, 2023

Iron deficiency is one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the world. The aim of our research was to identify the most common causes of iron deficiency anemia and the associated factors of lifestyle, dietary habits and menstrual cycle. We selected a random sample of women attending the gynecology department at Tishreen University Hospital and obtained the results of a complete blood count (HCT and HB) CBC for 100 participating women from April 2022 until the end of June 2022. As a result...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510145

The Relationship between Mothers’ Breastfeeding Anxiety and Fear of COVID-19

Zümrüt Bilgin, PhD, RN, Duygu Tatar, MSc, Selma Berda Şahin, MSc, Tuğba Topcu, MSc, Beyza Aktürk, MSc and İrem Zülal Topçuoğlu, MSc

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 01, 2023

This study aimed to determine the relationship between breastfeeding anxiety of mothers and fear of COVID-19. The research was designed as a descriptive study. This research was conducted in a maternity hospital in Istanbul between 03 May and 31 August 2021. The study sample consisted of 348 primiparous and multiparous volunteer mothers who had vaginal and cesarean section delivery methods. The research data were collected using the “Descriptive Information Form” and “The Fear of Coronavir...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510144

The Prevalence, Diagnosis, Education, and Treatment of Diastasis Recti Abdominis and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction among Post-Partum Women

Gately Garnett and Abigail Larson

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: December 01, 2022

Pregnancy-related structural changes to the abdominal- pelvic region can cause perinatal and postpartum disorders such as diastasis recti (DRA) and pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD).This research describes the occurrence of DRA and PFD symptoms, diagnosis, use of prevention/treatment methods and sources of education among 152 women < 15 months post-partum. Data was gathered using an online survey.150 and 122 participants reported at least some symptoms of PFD and DRA, respectively; 8 and 11 women,...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510143

Client Satisfaction and Associated Factors among Clients Admitted to Obstetrics Wards of Public Hospitals in Central Gondar Zone, Northwest Ethiopia, 2020

Kassahun Desalegn, Yohannes Ayanaw Habitu and Woynhareg Kassa Tiruneh

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 24, 2022

Client satisfaction has become a substantial indicator to measure the quality of care provided to clients in hospitals. Increasing satisfaction of services has long-term benefits for both the community and patients. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess clients’ satisfaction and associated factors among admitted mothers in obstetrics wards of central Gondar zone public hospitals....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510142

Magnitude and Factors Associated with Utilization of Labor Analgesia among Obstetric Caregivers at Public Hospitals in Sidama Region, Southern Ethiopia

Yitateku Alelgn, Andargachew kassa, Melese Siyoum, Belay Amare, Abebaw Abeje and Berhan Tsegaye

Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: September 16, 2022

The aim of the study was to assess utilization of labor analgesia and associated factors among obstetric caregivers working at public hospitals of Sidama region. Among 346 respondents 143 (41.3%) 95%CI (36.1- 46.2) were utilize labor analgesic, out of them 82(23.7%) were provide non-pharmacological labor analgesia, 60 (17.3%) were provide both pharmacological & non-pharmacological methods....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510141

Assessing Factors that Influence Uptake of Cervical Cancer Screening in Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia, 2014

Fatuma Yassin Bushra and Yonas Girma Shumiye

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: September 15, 2022

Cancer of the cervix is the first most common cancer in Ethiopia and is a leading cause of death from cancer among women in low-resource settings, affecting women at a time of life when they are critical to social and economic stability. The development of a screening test for cervical dysplasia has been a major force in diminishing the worldwide incidence and mortality of invasive cervical cancer....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510140

Sero-Prevalence of Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care at Edna Adan University Hospital Hargeisa, Somaliland, 2022 - A Cross-Sectional Study

Hussein Mohamud Nour and Ibrahim Abdi Ali

Article Type: Original Research Article | First Published: September 08, 2022

Hepatitis B infection is a potentially lifethreatening liver disease caused by the hepatitis B virus. More than 300 million people have chronic liver infections globally and about 600,000 people die annually from the complications of hepatitis B infection. The aim of this study was to determine seroprevalence of HBV and associated factors among pregnant women at Edna Adan University Hospital, Hargeisa, Somaliland....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510139

Knowledge and Attitude of Pregnant Women towards Obstetric Danger Signs amongst Those Attending Antenatal Clinic in Yenagoa Metropolis, South-South, Nigeria

Osegi Nkencho, Eguvbe Anthony Okeoghene and Adam Vincent

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: July 18, 2022

This was a cross-sectional descriptive study done amongst pregnant women of child bearing ages attending ANC clinics using an interviewer administered semi-structured questionnaire. Participants were selected using a systematic random sampling technique. There was a knowledge and attitude scoring system developed and applied. The data collected were analyzed using SPSS version 20....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510138

Relationship between Lactate Dehydrogenase and Schistocytes in Patients with HELLP Syndrome

Henry Jose Nava Dugarte, Francis Daniela Garcia Borrero and Dora Z. Moreno

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: June 20, 2022

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy constitute a high incidence pathology and a significant cause of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Therefore, HELLP syndrome is one of the most feared complications. Objective: Establish the relationship between plasma LDH levels and the presence of schistocytes in peripheral blood smears, as well as clinical symptoms and lab results present in this syndrome....

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510137

Application of Reproductive Related Gene Detection in Etiological Analysis of Recurrent Non-Transplantable Embryo

Yingjie Zhou, Peng Liu, Yue Geng and Li Zhang

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: March 24, 2022

Gamete maturation and embryonic development are directly related to genetic factors. If the patient has genetic abnormalities, the efficacy of clinical treatment may be seriously affected or even ineffective. In this study, we analyzed the variation of reproductive related gene associated with the adverse outcome of assisted reproductive therapy, recurrent non transferable embryo, and discussed the key points of genetic counseling and the selection of clinical treatment schemes for recurrent non...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510136

Perception of Women on Gender-Based Violence in Guinea: A Qualitative Study

Mamadou Dioulde Balde, Ramata Diallo, Amadou Oury Toure, Alpha Oumar Sall, Anne Marie Soumah, Aissatou Diallo, Sadan Camara, Bienvenu Salim Camara and Boubacar Alpha Diallo

Article Type: Original Article | First Published: February 20, 2022

Gender-based violence exists and is increasing worldwide, with higher rates in African regions where gender inequality persists. It affects adolescent girls and adult women. In Guinea, violence against women is a widespread phenomenon. Indeed, 9 out of 10 women aged from 15 to 64 have been victim of at least one act of violence. The objective of this study is to explore the perceptions of women in the community about the violence that they have undergone. It is a qualitative study using focus gr...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2474-1353/1510135

Measuring Independent and Controlled Effects of Age at First Marriage and Age at First Birth on Completed Family Size among Women Aged 45-49 in Zambia

Nkuye Moyo, Tina Nanyangwe-Moyo, Xiaochun Qiao, Jilei Wu and Xiaoying Zheng

Article Type: Original Research | First Published: February 09, 2022

The link between age at marriage and first birth in explaining completed family size is not always direct, due to heterogeneity in circumstances, that compel individual women to marry or initiate childbearing at a particular age. We analyzed data for 1020 women aged 45- 49 in 2014 of the 1965-1969 birth cohort from the 2013-14 Zambia Demographic and Health Survey (ZDHS). We fitted a bivariate and multivariate multinomial logistic regression to establish the relationship between a mother’s age ...

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