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Speaker: Hadiza Mohammed Sani
Facilitator: Fridah Ndinga
The study was carried out to determine the opinions of couples on who decides the place of baby’s birth and also their preferred place for delivery. Quasi-experimental research design was used for the study where non- randomized control group design was used, with a control and study group. Ethical clearance was given by Kaduna Ministry of Health. The result of the study showed that decision on place of birth for the baby is mostly done by both husband and wife in the two groups (13.2% for the control and 16.9% for the study group). The results also showed that 30.1% and 34.6% of mothers in the control and study group would prefer to have their babies delivered in clinics or hospitals. Among the husbands, 30.1 and 36.0% would prefer to have such babies delivered in clinics or hospitals.