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Althabe, F., Moore, L.J., Gibbons, L., Berrueta, M., Goudar, S.S., Chomba, E., Derman, Archana Patel, J.R., Saleem, S., Pasha, O., Esamai, F., Garces, A., Liechty, A.E., Hambidge, K.M., Krebs, F.N., Hibberd, L.P., Goldenberg, L.R., Koso-Thomas, M., Carlo, W.A., Cafferata, L.M., Buekens, P. and McClure, M.M. (2015) Adverse Maternal and Perinatal Outcomes in Adolescent Pregnancies: The Global Network’s Maternal Newborn Health Registry Study. Reproductive Health, 12, S8.

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  • TITLE: Childbirth Complications among Adolescent Mothers at Mbala General Hospital in Mbala District, Zambia

    AUTHORS: Chansa Regina, Maimbolwa M. Margaret, Catherine Ngoma, Mwaba S. Chileshe

    KEYWORDS: Childbirth Complications, Co-Morbidities, Adolescent Mothers

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Nursing, Vol.9 No.7, July 22, 2019

    ABSTRACT: Aim: The study aim was to explore childbirth complications among adolescent mothers at Mbala General Hospital, Zambia. Method: A descriptive cross-sectional study design of 138 adolescent mothers aged between 10-19 years was carried out over a period of five months at a referral hospital (Mbala General Hospital) in Mbala District, in the Northern Province of Zambia, Central Africa. Results: Maternal age prevalence was 31.1% for all admissions. The childbirth complications identified on admission were prolonged labour (42%); during Labour-Cephalopelvic Disproportion (CPD) (59.7%), prolonged labour (20%), in the post-partum period, Post-Partum Hemorrhage (PPH) due atonic uterus at 20%. The most prevalent co-morbidity was Anemia (55.6%). A statistically significant association was observed between childbirth complications and parity with a P-value of 0.001. Conclusion: Our study demonstrates an association between childbirth complications and parity while the childbirth complications of prolonged labour, Contracted Pelvic Disproportion, premature rupture of membrane and PPH were observed.