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Table 5 Pregnancy Period, Frequency of Traditional Medicine use and complications

From: Traditional medicine utilisation and maternal complications during antenatal care among women in Bulilima, Plumtree, Zimbabwe

Variable (n= 13) 1st Trimester 3rd Trimester During labour After labour Fisher’s Exact
Complication Freq (%) Freq (%) Freq (%) Freq (%) 0.476
 Bleeding 1 (33.33) 1 (14.29) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
 High blood pressure 0 (0.00) 1 (14.29 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00)
 Prolonged labour 2 (66.67) 5 (71.43) 2 (100.00) 0 (0.00)
 Unknown 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 1 (100.00)
Frequency of TM use
  Bleeding High blood pressure Prolonged labour Unknown  
  Freq (%) Freq (%) Freq (%) Freq (%)  
1–5 times 2 (100.00) 1 (100.00) 7 (77.78) 1 (100.00) 1.000
6> 0 (0.00) 0 (0.00) 2 (22.22) 0 (0.00)