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Facilitator: Justine Powell
The presence of a midwife mentor constantly is not possible for the many health facilities and women friendly spaces providing midwife led care, supported by UNFPA, in the rural Cox’s Bazar district in Bangladesh. A weekly paper reporting system was tick-box orientated and provided no substantial feedback mechanism. This was replaced in late 2020 by an online chat (private Whatsapp group) that requires national midwifery supervisors to submit photos and videos of evidence-based practice and teaching including role-play in the facilities they supervise to the midwife mentors. This enables constant feedback and support to be provided to all health facilities between midwife mentor visits. This system also encourages shared learning and empowers professional Bangladeshi midwives, a new profession in Bangladesh, to lead education, implement change and develop leadership skills. This ‘story’ will be told by the midwife mentors of UNFPA and the Midwife Supervisors of Cox’s Bazar and the Rohingya Refugee camps.
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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