Besides that, some visible factors which were obstacles in seeking maternal care were the certain rituals, beliefs and cultures including preferring traditional birth attendant
and quacks not only for delivery but throughout the assistance in pregnancy.
A qualitative evaluation of the choice of traditional birth attendants
for maternity care in 2008 Sierra Leone: Implications for universal skilled attendance at delivery.
For instance, in a qualitative study conducted to identify the reasons that accounted for home births and use of traditional birth attendants
in rural Zambia, it was found that most women utilised the birth services provided by TBAs because they perceived them to be respectful, skilled, friendly, and trustworthy and they provide psychological support to women during childbirth .
According to the WHO , the term "skilled attendant" refers to "an accredited health professional--such as midwife, doctor, or nurse--who has been educated and trained to proficiency in the skills needed to manage normal (uncomplicated) pregnancies, childbirth, and the immediate postnatal period, and in the identification, management, or referral of complications in women and newborns." Traditional birth attendants
either trained or not are excluded from this category of skilled health workers.
What can a metaanalysis tell us about traditional birth attendant
training and pregnancy outcomes?
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.
Haiti is known for its spiritual culture and has an active network of spiritual healers and lay health providers like traditional birth attendants
Potential role of Traditional Birth attendants
in Neonatal Health care in Rural Southern Nepal.
Her pelvis is too small to allow the baby to pass, and she has at most a traditional birth attendant
to help her; her obstructed labor lasts days.
There are different types of traditional birth attendants
. 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
Imagine an ante-natal mother referred from a traditional birth attendant
from a remote corner of the district to St Anne's Hospital for further management on a rainy day."
She was writhing in pain and requested her relatives to take her to a traditional birth attendant