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Speakers: Santhoshi Jeedipally and Sowmya Thota
Facilitators: Goodson Mukosa Mpumba and Isa Abubakar
BACKGROUND: Evidence highlights that having a birth companion of choice will support women during labor and reduces the need for medical intervention. METHODS: Retrospective data and analysis of data collected from 104 antenatal mothers who birthed in public health facilities in the month of December 2020. RESULTS: When analyzed based on age groups, 62% (20-25), 23% (26-30), 3% (above 30 years of age). Amongst, the 104 pregnant women, 56% are primigravida and 44% are multigravida. For the Primigravida, the first choice of birth companion was their “husband” (41%) and for multigravida women, their “mother” (50%) was the birth companion of choice. 70% of women shared that the hospital encouraged a birth companion and for 30%, the hospital did not encourage due to the COVID 19 restrictions. CONCLUSION: The results raises few questions – Is this due to a lack of awareness or hospitals policies about having husband as their birth
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Speaker: Fatemeh Ghodsi
Facilitator: Carol Maringa
Normal vaginal delivery is a delivery method requiring no intervention while medical reasons and emergencies could indicate Cesarean delivery (C-section). In 2014, Iran was recorded as the third country with the highest C-section in the world. A great number of C-sections performed following maternal requests due to fear of childbirth. Thus, since 2014, Iran has been providing childbirth preparation programs for pregnant women. This article aims to provide a review of such training courses’ efficiency on reducing the fear of childbirth. Following a list of inclusion/exclusion criteria, 12 articles were reviewed. Results show that in successful programs, reducing the fear of childbirth varies widely. Also, in a few cases, programs increased maternal anxiety and concerns. This study suggests a comprehensive review of contents, materials, and delivery methods of programs. Following the results of the successful trials, a well-designed program could serve as a beneficial tool in reducing fear from childbirth.
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Speaker(s): Ameyalli Aide Juarez Orea, Mariana Montaño Sosa, and Zeus Aranda
Facilitator: Marcela Mendoza Nunez
Since 2016, nurse-midwives have strengthened obstetric care at a birthing center and its adjacent basic community hospital in Chiapas, Mexico. In Mexico, delivery care continues to be monopolized by medical personnel who do not always provide respectful, evidence-based care. We want to share the challenges we have faced and the lessons learned during these 5 years. Since the birthing center project began, birth care practices in the facilities where we work have undergone noticeable changes: Comparing the first (August 2016-July 2017) and the last (August 2020-present) year of the project, the proportion of deliveries in which pregnant women are given the possibility to have a companion of their choice during labor has increased by 70%, while the proportion of deliveries in which pregnant women are given the possibility to choose the position of delivery has increased by 62%.