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Average Hospital Stay Following Childbirth Too Short For Many Women Worldwide, Study Shows

Reuters Health: Mothers worldwide leaving hospitals too soon after childbirth
“…The World Health Organization suggests that women stay in the hospital at least 24 hours after a vaginal delivery, but researchers found that depending on the region, up to 83 percent of women left before that cutoff. … [Researchers] analyzed average hospital stays after childbirth in 92 countries — including 45 middle-income and 10 low-income countries…” (Seaman, 3/10).

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