Letter

Women who give birth before arriving at National District Hospital in Bloemfontein, Free State

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 59, issue 6, 2017 , pages: 228–229
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2017.1313485
Author(s): A BeukesFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, T MabasaFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, L MkhungoFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, C OlivierFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, N RamooFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, D Van RooiFaculty of Health Sciences, School of Medicine, South Africa, BR DawadiFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Family Medicine, South Africa, G JoubertFaculty of Health Sciences, Department of Biostatistics, South Africa

Abstract

Background: Birth before arrival (BBA) contributes to the neonatal death rate in South Africa. This study aimed to determine the profile of and reasons for women giving birth prior to arrival at National District Hospital, Bloemfontein.

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