Exploring the Care Pathway of Primary Postpartum Hemorrhage among Postnatal Women: Mother's Perspective at King Abdulaziz University Hospital ? Jeddah
Author(s): Pushpamala Ramaiah
* and Roaa Sami Khan
Background: Postnatal mothers who have just given birth record the highest mortality rate among all women and are the leading cause of mother's mortality and morbidity worldwide. Since 1995, the rate of postpartum hemorrhage has increased. No matter how many studies tried to explore the reasons and treatments for primary postpartum hemorrhage. So, by exploring the care pathway for primary PPH by postnatal women from a mother's perspective, research was done to see if needed further improvement. Methodology: A mixed method of qualitative and quantitative descriptive cross-sectional study design was utilized. The study was conducted at Obstetrics Unit affiliated of King Abdulaziz University Hospital- Jeddah City / Saudi Arabia. A purposive sample of 40 mothers has been recruited to complete the study questionnaire/ semi-questionnaire in King Abdul Aziz Hospital/ Jeddah, Saudia Arabia. The data were collected immediately after the mother's delivery within 24 until one-week post-delivery. Results: There was a positive outcome regarding nationality, which had a strong statistically significant association with dependent variables, and better outcomes for postnatal women. Whereas the age, living city, job, and qualifications of postnatal women had minimal significance. They did not have an appropriate attitude and better outcomes during pregnancies and postnatally dealing with primary PPH. Conclusion: The current study concluded that the mothers of primary postpartum hemorrhage with relevant knowledge during their pregnancy had an enhanced attitude and better outcomes only with Saudi nationality.