There is a shortfall of ferrous sulphate in public hospitals in Limpopo. It is used as a pre-labour treatment measure so that haemorrhaging (excessive bleeding) isn’t as fatal to women during childbirth.
Lack of proper training on Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARC) leads to a high rate of accidental pregnancies within the first year of use. In South Africa as many as 600 000 women experience unwanted pregnancies due to contraceptive failure. Globally the rated of accidental pregnancies is 40%. This should not have to be.
LIMPOPO – After four months battling to recover from childbirth due to ongoing bleeding caused by failed efforts by nurses to stich her properly after giving birth, a young Limpopo mother has finally been helped.
The use of the herb Kgaba among rural women to induce labour is cause for concern as it is thought that the severe labour pains it brings on can cause foetal distress, harm the uterus and increase the likelikhood of Caesarean section.