Quantifying morbidity in pregnant women in a rural population in Tsholotsho District in Zimbabwe
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Women in developing countries experience an unfair share of life threatening, chronic or other significant health problems related to pregnancy or child birth. While valid data on levels id trends of maternal mortality are essential to make judgements about maternal health and the design of appropriate Inventions, very little vigorous research has been undertaken many areas of obstetric morbidity. Maternal morbidity has far reaching consequences beyond the suffering of the woman, There are implications for the baby, household and society at large.The majority of women in Zimbabwe support their families through various income generating activities. Many experts have not studied the less serious morbidities especially those problems that women must report such as painful intercourse, depression and genital itching, for instance, men’s perception of morbidity makes quantifying difficult. Different morbidities are viewed differently and may even be considered a normal part of pregnancy.