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Table 2 Complications during pregnancy and childbirth as reported by mothers who had experienced a stillbirth (n = 1041)

From: Stillbirth surveillance and review in rural districts in Bangladesh

Antepartum Complications Frequency (n = 865) %
Hypertension 202 19.4
Facial or limb oedema 384 36.9
Blurred vision 435 41.8
Convulsions (eclampsia or epilepsy) 137 13.2
Unconsciousness 148 14.2
Antepartum Haemorrhage 223 21.4
High fever 470 45.1
Diabetes 101 9.7
Anaemia 414 39.8
Jaundice 99 9.5
Other complication (not specified) 294 28.2
Intrapartum Complications Frequency (n = 865) %
PROM – Premature rupture of membranes 454 52.4
Long labour (>  12 h) 477 55.1
Obstructed labour 315 36.4
Mal-presentation 166 19.2
Convulsions (eclampsia or epilepsy) 100 11.6
Haemorrhage 262 30.3
Retained placenta 100 11.6
Others (unspecified) 136 15.7