Experiences and perceptions of Ghanaian midwives on labour pain and religious beliefs and practices influencing their care of women in labour

Experiences and perceptions of Ghanaian midwives on labour pain and religious beliefs and practices influencing their care of women in labour

Open access Lydia AziatoEmail authorView ORCID ID profile, Hannah Antwi Ohemeng and Cephas N. Omenyo Abstract Background Beliefs surrounding pain during childbirth has biblical foundations that contribute to labour pain being viewed as a natural phenomenon. Contemporary health care promotes evidence-based labour pain management but the faith of the midwife may influence her midwifery practice regarding labour pain management. Therefore this study sought to gain in-depth insight into the experiences and perceptions of midwives regarding labour pain and the religious beliefs and…

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Perceptions and experiences of the mistreatment of women during childbirth in health facilities in Guinea: a qualitative study with women and service providers

Perceptions and experiences of the mistreatment of women during childbirth in health facilities in Guinea: a qualitative study with women and service providers

Open access Mamadou Diouldé Balde, Boubacar Alpha Diallo, Abou Bangoura, Oumar Sall, Anne Marie Soumah, Joshua P. Vogel and Meghan A. Bohren Abstract Background Every woman is entitled to respectful care during childbirth; so it is concerning to hear of informal reports of mistreatment during childbirth in Guinea. This study sought to explore the perceptions and experiences of mistreatment during childbirth, from the perspectives of women and service providers, and the analysis presents findings according to a typology of mistreatment during childbirth. Methods This study used qualitative methods (in-depth interviews (IDIs) and…

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Meet Arua’s first midwife

Meet Arua’s first midwife

Ruth Ogena Obetia joined midwifery because her father asked her to do so and save other women from dying during childbirth. Although she blindly followed her father’s advice, she did not know that the decision would make her the first native midwife in Arua District. By the time she trained to become a midwife in the 1950s, Ruth Ogena Obetia did not know she would be the first midwife in her district, later on work…

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Report Shows Widespread Mistreatment by Health Workers During Childbirth

Report Shows Widespread Mistreatment by Health Workers During Childbirth

Photo: An infant in a hospital in Tanzania, where a study found that 28 percent of women reported mistreatment by health workers. CreditBéatrice de Géa for The New York Times By Denise Grady They are slapped and pinched during labor, yelled at, denied pain medicine, neglected and forced to share beds with other women who just gave birth. And that is just a partial list of the abuses and humiliations inflicted on women around the world…

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