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Exploration of postpartum maternal health among a sample of Saudi Arabian women in Riyadh, KSA

posted on 11.01.2018, 23:15 by FAHIMA MOHAMAD I ALSOMALI
The postpartum period for many mothers is associated with physical and mental challenges. This mixed methods study explored physical and emotional problems among a sample of Saudi Arabian women at four to ten weeks postpartum. The results showed high prevalence of physical and emotional health issues that were influenced by cultural, psychosocial and obstetric factors. This study makes an important contribution to greater understanding of the health needs of Saudi childbearing women. It will inform the delivery of culturally sensitive care and improve the birth experience for Saudi women.


Principal supervisor

Lisa Gaye Mckenna

Additional supervisor 1

Helen Hall

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Nursing and Midwifery

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

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