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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The implementation package will consists principally of providing technical skills to women of childbearing age as well as mothers' groups, and traditional birth attendants for better home-based maternal and child healthcare.
Traditional birth attendant training effectiveness: a meta-analysis.
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.
Assessment of the role of traditional birth attendants in maternal health care in Oredo Local Government Area, Edo State.
Traditional birth attendants were frequently used for deliveries; in fact, women made no mention of trained midwives.
A traditional birth attendant (TBA) is a person who assists the mother during childbirth and initially acquired her skills by delivering babies herself or through apprenticeship to other traditional birth attendants.
Qureshi distributed the certificates & traditional birth attendant kits, embroidery kits and sewing machines to the successful women-trainees.
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".
What can a meta-analysis tell us about traditional birth attendant training and pregnancy outcomes?
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