Utilization of delivery care among rural women in china: does the health insurance make a difference? a cross-sectional study
- Maternity Quality Matters Award. // GENESIS;2008, Issue 4, p11
The article invites applications for the Childbirth Connection's inaugural Maternity Quality Matters Award.
- Listening to Mothers: The First National US Survey of Women's Childbearing Experiences. Sakala, Carol // International Journal of Childbirth Education;Sep2003, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p28
Reports on the national survey of Women's childbearing experiences in the U.S. Aim of identifying ways to improve maternity care; Emphasis on addressing concerns of the mother during labor and delivery; Management options for postpartum depression.
- Making birthing safe for Pakistan women: a cluster randomized trial. Amir Khan, Muhammad; Mirza, Shirin; Ahmed, Maqsood; Rasheed, Akhtar; Khan, Amanullah; Walley, John; Nisar, Nailah // BMC Pregnancy & Childbirth;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p67
Background: Two out of three neonatal deaths occur in just 10 countries and Pakistan stands third among them. Maternal mortality is also high with most deaths occurring during labor, birth, and first few hours after birth. Enhanced access and utilization of skilled delivery and emergency...
- Care Practice #5: Spontaneous Pushing in Upright or Gravity-Neutral Positions. diFranco, Joyce T.; Romano, Amy M.; Keen, Ruth // Journal of Perinatal Education;Summer2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p35
This updated edition of Care Practice Paper #5 presents the evidence for the benefits of spontaneous pushing in upright or gravity-neutral positions during labor. Various pushing positions and techniques are described, and the advantages and disadvantages are reviewed. Women are encouraged to...
- Obstetric services in the UK: what we need now. Setna, Zeryab; Tuffnell, Derek // British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Feb2008, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p78
Pregnancy and childbirth should be a safe and memorable experience for both women and their partners. This article discusses the current position of maternity services, their strengths and limitations, and suggests future directions required to improve these services further.
- Out-of-pocket costs for facility-based maternity care in three African countries. Margaret Perkins; Ellen Brazier; Ellen Themmen; Brahima Bassane; Djeneba Diallo; Angeline Mutunga; Tuntufye Mwakajonga; Olipa Ngobola // Health Policy & Planning;Jul2009, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p289
Objective To estimate out-of-pocket medical expenses to women and families for maternity care at all levels of the health system in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Tanzania. Methods In a population-based survey in 2003, 6345 women who had given birth in the previous 24 months were interviewed about the...
- Factors Influencing Women's Choice of Place of Delivery in Rural Malawi-An explorative study. Seljeskog, Line; Sundby, Johanne; Chimango, Jane // African Journal of Reproductive Health;Dec2006, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p66
This explorative study was conducted in the Mangochi area in Malawi with the aim of investigating the individual, community and health facility level factors influencing women's choice of place of delivery. In depth interviews and nonparticipating observation were the methods used. Three major...
- Better births, lower costs. Acosta, Kim Schworm // Fit Pregnancy;Feb/Mar2010, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p14
The article reports on childbirth related spending, lower infant and maternal mortality rate in the U.S. and explores the possible reasons behind it. According to Maureen Corry, executive director of a nonprofit group Childbirth Connection, safer childbirth practices are less into practice than...
- Choices and Changes. Neiger, Debs // Midwifery Matters;Autumn2004, Issue 102, p13
Relates the story of the author regarding childbirth. Pregnancy care; Choices when it comes to maternity care; Sources of information related to maternity care.