birth attendant


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birth attendant

A person—usually trained in birth delivery (e.g., obstetrician, midwife, obstetrical nurse, nurse practitioner), but may also refer to a medically untrained significant other (e.g., husband, friend, registered nurse or other)—who assists a woman during labour and delivery.
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The statistical analysis also accounted for the presence of gestational diabetes and the type of birth attendant.
Study variables were Age in days, weight, area of residence, birth order of child, gender, monthly income, mother's education, family type, H/O antenatal visits, mode of delivery, delivery performed by trained birth attendant, health facility near home, and outcome of the disease.
It also mentioned that only 35 per cent of women receive any form of care after delivery (Post-natal Care) from a skilled birth attendant.
The success of maternal labor was determined by several factors, ranging from the absence of risk factors for maternal health, the selection of birth attendants, affordability and availability of health services, birth attendant competence, and family attitude in the face of an emergency.
The data showed persistent, often marked disparities over time in intervention coverage according to socioeconomic status: For example, the proportion of women delivering with a skilled birth attendant ranged from roughly 15% for those in the poorest wealth quintile to about 80% for those in the richest.
WHO discourages home births, as they do not guarantee safe delivery; the birth attendant may lack emergency tools and medications, in the event of complications for mother and baby.
Provincial Minister for Law Excise and Taxation Finance Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman has said to research analyst PAGE that increasing population affects our socio-economic conditions also as 40 million people are living low poverty line 58 million people have no access to safe and clean drinking water 59 million people are living in one-room house unit whereas only 20 percent population have the facility of trained birth attendant.
The "notes" from the birth attendant consisted of 3 prenatal visits and a one-paragraph labor note that did not include any vital signs or fetal heart tones (FHTs), only a comment that the patient could feel the baby move.
The World Health Organization (1) defines a traditional birth attendant (TBA) as: "a person (usually a woman) who assists a pregnant woman at childbirth, and who initially acquired her skills delivering babies by herself or working with other TBAs".
In Pakistan, more than 89 percent of deliveries, and 80 percent of maternal deaths, occur at home, and 80 percent of deliveries are attended by only a traditional birth attendant [8,9].
Clean delivery practices include delivering on a clean surface, the birth attendant having clean hands during delivery, cutting and tying the cord with clean instruments and thread, and dry cord-care (putting nothing on the cord) (5,6).
Participants receive a monthly grant of US$12 for getting antenatal and post-natal check-ups and delivering their babies in a health centre under the supervision of a skilled birth attendant.