traditional birth attendant


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traditional birth attendant

A person, especially one in a developing country, who assists a woman during labor and delivery with skills learned by apprenticeship or personal experience rather than by formal training.
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In low-resource settings such as Bangladesh, where fewer than 200/0 of births were attended by a skilled provider in the five years before 2007, teaching traditional birth attendants how to manage postpartum hemorrhage--the leading cause of maternal mortality--may help to achieve the goal.
Pregnant women should be encouraged to deliver with skilled birth attendants and traditional birth attendants should be trained on safe delivery and HIV and ART.
Haiti is known for its spiritual culture and has an active network of spiritual healers and lay health providers like traditional birth attendants and herbalists.
The choice of using a traditional birth attendant is not only governed by limited money.
T-tests were used to assess significant associations with age, parity, economic status, accessibility, literacy in any language, wife rank, history of infant death within one month of delivery, source of health advice for the woman or the baby during last pregnancy and experience of labour and delivery complications, with a separate variable for antenatal care versus advice on pregnancy or other maternal and child health issues from friends, family, traditional birth attendants or others in the community.
Women in the focus-group discussions and those who were interviewed were young and older postpartum mothers, those who had many children and those who had only one, and trained and untrained traditional birth attendants.
17) In the 12-district study, the traditional birth attendant and the auxiliary nurse-midwife were the primary decision makers for using the injection (29.
He said that instead of traditional birth attendants, women could pass through delivery process under the supervision of trained birth attendant or lady doctor.
Community care system: Most births begin at home, attended by midwives and traditional birth attendants.
Most pregnant mothers attend antenatal clinics in the health facility, but when delivering they opt for traditional birth attendants.
Only midwives, doctors and nurses with midwifery skills were recognised as skilled birth attendants, excluding traditional birth attendants and community health workers.
The target for inducting new human resource include addition of 5,000 new doctors, 500 dentists, 4,500 nurses, 5,500 paramedics and 500 traditional birth attendants.
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