Companionship during facility-based childbirth: results from a mixed-methods study with recently delivered women and providers in Kenya

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Afulani, Patience; Kusi, Caroline; Kirumbi, Leah; Walker, Dilys; (2018)
  • Publisher: BioMed Central
  • Journal: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth,volume 18 (issn: 1471-2393, eissn: 1471-2393)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5946503, doi: 10.1186/s12884-018-1806-1
  • Subject: RG1-991 | Woman-centered care | Research Article | Continuous support during labor and delivery | Respectful maternity care | Gynecology and obstetrics | Birth companionship | Kenya

Background Research suggests that birth companionship, and in particular, continuous support during labor and delivery, can improve women’s childbirth experience and birth outcomes. Yet, little is known about the extent to which birth companionship is practiced, as well... View more
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