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Birth complications control between midwives among women in Cross River States-Nigeria

Oyira Emilia James, N.C. Essien


Objectives: This study sought to assess birth complications control between midwives among women in cross river states-Nigeria. To achieve this purpose, one null hypothesis was formulated to guide the study.

Method: The study adopted was survey design. The sample consisted of 360 post-natal women selected from a population of 78,814 through the polio immunization registers of selected health centers. Accidental sampling technique was used to select the respondents. The instrument used for collecting data for the study was a 36-item questionnaire. Independent t-test and contingency chi-square were used in testing the null hypotheses.

Results: The result showed that women delivered by traditional midwives have more negative control of delivery pain caused by birth complication than their counterparts who are delivered by western trained midwives; On the basis of finding it implies that western midwives are different from their counterparts. All what the traditional midwives need is workshops, seminars, conferences during ante-natal period to acquaint the traditional midwives with delivery related activities and procedures. It was also recommended that the traditional midwives should be given adequate training so that they can face the society and avoid further complications.

Conclusion: Government should also continue to train more midwives to avoid the patronage of traditional birth attendance because hospital is the best place for delivery.

Keywords: Birth Complications, Control, Midwives, Women, Cross River State-Nigeria
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