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International Day of the Midwife
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Conference Programme + Recordings
Adegbenjo Olubusola Testimony,
Nigerian trained midwife
RM RN RPHN BNSC
Maternal and child morbidity and mortality rate remains a major global concern especially in developing countries. Home delivery is one of the safe methods of delivery in developed world while it is one of the major causes of maternal and child morbidity and mortality rate in developing countries like Nigeria in Africa. Hence there was need to study factors affecting/influencing attitude of pregnant women and mothers towards home delivery.
The study was carried out among 200 pregnant women and mothers at Ile-Ife, Osun state Nigeria West Africa, semi structured questionnaire were distributed and the result showed that high cost of hospital bill, unfriendly attitude of health workers, lack of access to the hospital during labour are the factors affecting pregnant women from going to the hospital for delivery and the study showed the need for more effective community midwives to work among Traditional Birth Attendants.
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