Traditional midwifery and pre-colonial birth security strategies in Owoahiafor, Nigeria, 1929-1970

  • Kelechi Johnmary Ani
  • Adaeze U. Irondi


Human survival is sustained through the management of the population of people from one generation to another. However, the sustained of existential  population all over the world is dependent on the process of managing birth and death across the different societies. This study focuses on traditional  midwifery in Owoahiafor. It traced the historical origin of the community and how their ancestors engaged in the act of birth management. The study  which used essentially key informant interviews found that traditional midwives had processes of managing the birth process from antenatal to the post-  natal level notwithstanding their areas of imperfections. It therefore called for the re-training of these traditional midwives into modern act of healthcare  management.


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