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

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Sperm Switch: A New Trend in Reducing Maternal Mortality (Published)

The study looked at the emerging practice of switching sperm to reduce maternal mortality in Ekiti State. Secondary data from the chosen health facilities in Ekiti State was used in the study. The major beneficiaries of family planning programs have historically been women, and men have been seen as the services’ invisible partners. The study’s ideas included male involvement in family planning, the effect caused by sperm switching on family planning, its difficulties, ways to use sperm switching to lower maternal death rates, and the responsibilities of midwives and the government in the process. The study’s implications for nursing practice are that nurses and midwives undergoing training should be able to apply the sperm switch approach, and nurses should conduct additional research on new trends in family planning, particularly sperm switching, as well as the advantages of male involvement in family planning. The suggestion is that political commitment, priorities, effective governance, and enough financing should be given top priority. In addition, men should receive advice regarding the reversibility of the sperm switch method, and more awareness should be raised regarding the sperm switch strategy’s positive effects on health when used with male contraceptives for family planning.


Keywords: Contraceptive, Family Planning, Health, Maternal Mortality, Men, Midwife, sperm switch

Post Natal Experience of Women with Midwives during Labour at Meru Level 5 Hospital, Kenya (Published)

A lot has been written on midwives’ experience on women in labour, but there is little discussion on women’s experience at childbirth. Women fear giving birth in hospitals, due to mistreatment by health workers. Early 2011, the Minister for Public Health was reported in the local media to have wondered why women opted to deliver at home, despite hospitals offering delivery services. She suggested that research needs to be conducted to find out why few women were delivering in the hospitals. In a study conducted in Kisumu, majority of women though using Traditional Birth Attendant (TBAs) for delivery, acknowledged hospitals and skilled attendants as their preferred source of delivery care. This paper explores the experience of women at child birth with the midwife. The study was undertaken at Meru level 5 hospital using Exploratory/ Descriptive design. Post natal women who undergoing normal delivery were the target population. Purposive sampling was used to select fifteen participants from the post natal women who met the inclusion criteria for the study. Interviews were used to gather information from the participants, after which it was recorded with their consent. The following were the study findings; that some women in labour are physically and psychologically abused, they lack continuity of care, they are not prepared on what to expect during labour, they are never informed of findings after being examined, they do not establish a relationship with the caregivers, they feel that it is necessary to persevere despite the pain and finally it is fine to deliver while being watched by other women in labour. Despite those feelings, many of the participants said they were satisfied with the care received. There is need to adjust hospital policies to support the use of interventions proven to be of benefit to women during childbirth, and develop approaches that ensure changes in midwifery practice

Keywords: Antenatal Care, Hospital, Midwife, Postnatal Care, Traditional Birth Attendant.

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