Labour companionship and women's experiences of mistreatment during childbirth: results from a multi-country community-based survey
Mamadou Dioulde Balde, Khalidha Nasiri, Hedieh Mehrtash, Anne-Marie Soumah, Meghan A Bohren, Boubacar Alpha Diallo, Theresa Azonima Irinyenikan, Thae Maung Maung, Soe Soe Thwin, Adeniyi K Aderoba, Joshua P Vogel, Nwe Oo Mon, Kwame Adu-Bonsaffoh, Ozge Tuncalp
BMJ Global Health | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020
BACKGROUND: Evidence has shown the benefits of labour companions during childbirth. Few studies have documented the relationship between the absence of labour companions and mistreatment of women during childbirth in low-income and middle-income countries using a standardised tool. METHODS: We conducted a secondary analysis of the WHO multi-country study on how women are treated during childbirth, where a cross-sectional community survey was conducted with women up to 8 weeks after childbirth in Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria and Myanmar. Descriptive analysis and multivariable logistic regression were used to examine whether labour companionship was associated with various types of mistreatment. RES..View full abstract
This research was made possible by the support of the American People through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the UNDP/UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development and Research Training in Human Reproduction (HRP), Department of Reproductive Health and Research, WHO.