|International Journal of Computer Applications
|Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
|Volume 147 - Number 10
|Year of Publication: 2016
|Authors: John Mbithi, Joseph Onderi Orero
John Mbithi, Joseph Onderi Orero . A Smart Phone based Application for Early Detection of Pregnancy Complications in Kenya. International Journal of Computer Applications. 147, 10 ( Aug 2016), 8-14. DOI=10.5120/ijca2016911190
Lack of adequate information and timely response to pregnancy complications during prenatal care is a major cause of maternal mortality in Kenya. More women are dying from pregnancy and childbirth related causes such as pre-eclampsia, obstructed labor, infections, hemorrhage and high blood pressure. The purpose of this study was to develop an expert system incorporated on a mobile phone to detect pregnancy complications before birth. The system used rule based system to determine whether a mother has maternal risks and recommends prenatal care advice based on the condition of the expectant mother.