International Journal of Nursing, Midwife and Health Related Cases (IJNMH)

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Awareness and Use of Who Safe Childbirth Checklist Among Midwives Working in Health Institutions in Imo State (Published)

In a resource-constrained setting like Imo State, Nigeria, there are still significant health challenges to overcome. Despite efforts to improve maternal health outcomes, preventable maternal deaths continue to occur due to many gaps in healthcare delivery systems. This highlights the critical importance of maternal and newborn health as indicators of a nation’s health care system. Adopting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was a responded to this priority. The Safe Childbirth Checklist (SCC) was developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to improve the standard of maternal care and lower the rate of maternal mortality. However, little is known about how well-known or used the SCC is among the midwives in Imo state’s chosen healthcare facilities. To ensure the success of this research, data was collected from both primary and secondary sources. For the quantitative data, a well-structured questionnaire was issued to midwives employed by certain health facilities in Imo state. The study utilized a descriptive survey design and surveyed 145 midwives as a sample. The midwives were selected using a random sampling method. The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics in the form of tables, charts, and percentages. The study’s findings add to the existing body of knowledge and provide valuable insights into the awareness and utilization of the WHO SCC among midwives in the Imo State. This, in turn, sheds light on potential areas for improvement in maternal delivery.

Keywords: Checklist, Childbirth., awareness, safe

Social Support during Pregnancy among Pregnant Women in Ibadan, Nigeria (Published)

Pregnant women with low social support were reported to have symptoms of depression during and after pregnancy, and it has been established that this has implication on complication during child birth. This study aimed at examining the knowledge, attitude and perception of pregnant women about social support during pregnancy. A descriptive cross sectional research design was adopted and questionnaire with reliability 0.82 was used to gather data from 208 pregnant women selected through simple random sampling technique. Data collected was analyzed using SPSS version 20.0. Findings revealed a good perception but negative attitude towards social support. There was a significant association between age and level of social support; marital status and level of social support; number of delivery and level of social support. Identified barriers to social support during pregnancy include poor family income, spouses’ nature of job and hospital policy.

Keywords: Antenatal Care, Childbirth., Maternal Health, Social Support, pregnancy

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