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‘Good health means being mentally, socially, emotionally and physically fit’: women’s understanding of health and ill health during and after pregnancy in India and Pakistan: a qualitative study
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  • Muhammad Sikandar Aslam, Sumbal Shahzadi and Ayesha Humayun
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    Women and Health
    • Muhammad Sikandar Aslam, Doctor Shaikh Zayed Medical Complex ,Lahore ,Pakistan
    • Other Contributors:
      • Sumbal Shahzadi, Doctor
      • Ayesha Humayun, Professor of Public Health & Community Medicine

    Dear Editor ,

    This article mainly focuses on knowledge about health related states and events for women in South Asian region i.e in Pakistan and India . Mostly women presenting in public hospitals for their antenatal checkup belongs to poor socioeconomic status and cannot afford a good living to maintain a healthy lifestyle . So, despite of having adequate knowledge about good health they can not afford one . So, i think hospitals should compile data of such women and share with concerned authorities who can provide them in this regard.
    Psychological support should be freely available for pregnant women during their antenatal visit by experts .

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