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The third stage of labour is the separation and expulsion of the placenta and membranes following the birth of a baby. The management of this stage can directly influence postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), which is one of the world’s leading causes of maternal mortality. This study investigates...
The purpose of this study was to determine factors related to utilisation of the partograph in three health regions of the Gambia. The study consisted of 120 participants who completed a self-administered semi-structured questionnaire, which demonstrated a statistically significant difference in...
Globally, breastfeeding remains the primary method of infant feeding. Despite the indisputable benefits of breastfeeding, studies have identified both positive and negative aspects of women’s experiences. This article aims to enhance our understanding of these breastfeeding experiences. Methods:...
This is a descriptive cross-sectional study utilising quantitative and qualitative approaches targeting women of reproductive age (15–49 years old). The proportion of deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants (SBA) was at 41.4%. Factors influencing utilisation of SBAs in the study area...
The East, Central and Southern Africa (ECSA) region faces a critical shortage of skilled birth attendants despite high levels of maternal and neonatal mortality. This situation could be improved by training more midwives, but in order to achieve this there is a need for more trainers. However,...
Exclusive breastfeeding practices for infants and young children worldwide are not optimal. More than seven million children under the age of 5 die each year in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia due to poor breastfeeding practices (Quinn et al, 2004). This study determines factors hindering exclusive...
Researchers in Norway have discovered a link between mothers taking folic acid supplements around the time of conception and a reduced risk of autistic spectrum disorders
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