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Table 1 Key Obstetric danger signs

From: Cross-sectional survey of knowledge of obstetric danger signs among women in rural Madagascar

Pregnancy  
 Vaginal Bleeding  
 Swollen hands and body  
 Loss of consciousness and convulsions  
 Blurry vision  
 Violent headache or vertigo  
 Fever  
 Acute abdominal pain  
 Absence of fetal movement  
Labor and Delivery  
 Prolonged labor (> 12 h)  
 Retained placenta > 30 min after delivery  
 Loss of consciousness and convulsions  
Postpartum (mother)  
 Fever  
 Foul-smelling amniotic fluid or vaginal discharge  
 Swollen hands and body  
 Loss of consciousness and convulsions  
Post-partum (newborn)  
 Doesn’t suckle, difficulty eating or vomiting  
 Difficulty breathing  
 Is blue  
 Is cold or hot or has high fever  
 Has skin eruption  
 Is very small