home childbirth

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Summary: Childbirth taking place in the home.

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  1. ncbi What can a meta-analysis tell us about traditional birth attendant training and pregnancy outcomes?
    Lynn Sibley
    Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road, Suite 440, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Midwifery 20:51-60. 2004
  2. ncbi Strategies for reducing maternal mortality: getting on with what works
    Oona M R Campbell
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Lancet 368:1284-99. 2006
  3. ncbi Effect of a participatory intervention with women's groups on birth outcomes and maternal depression in Jharkhand and Orissa, India: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Prasanta Tripathy
    Ekjut, Chakradharpur, Jharkhand, India
    Lancet 375:1182-92. 2010
  4. ncbi Factors affecting home delivery in rural Tanzania
    Mwifadhi Mrisho
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Trop Med Int Health 12:862-72. 2007
  5. pmc Why do some women still prefer traditional birth attendants and home delivery?: a qualitative study on delivery care services in West Java Province, Indonesia
    Christiana R Titaley
    Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:43. 2010
  6. pmc High ANC coverage and low skilled attendance in a rural Tanzanian district: a case for implementing a birth plan intervention
    Moke Magoma
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population, Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:13. 2010
  7. ncbi Evaluation of 280,000 cases in Dutch midwifery practices: a descriptive study
    M P Amelink-Verburg
    TNO Quality of Life, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Leiden, The Netherlands
    BJOG 115:570-8. 2008
  8. ncbi Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage at home birth in Afghanistan
    Harshadkumar Sanghvi
    JHPIEGO, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 108:276-81. 2010
  9. ncbi Oral misoprostol in preventing postpartum haemorrhage in resource-poor communities: a randomised controlled trial
    Richard J Derman
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, MO, USA
    Lancet 368:1248-53. 2006
  10. pmc Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwife versus planned hospital birth with midwife or physician
    Patricia A Janssen
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    CMAJ 181:377-83. 2009

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  1. ncbi What can a meta-analysis tell us about traditional birth attendant training and pregnancy outcomes?
    Lynn Sibley
    Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, 1520 Clifton Road, Suite 440, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Midwifery 20:51-60. 2004
    ..to summarise the available published and unpublished studies on traditional birth attendant (TBA) training effectiveness...
  2. ncbi Strategies for reducing maternal mortality: getting on with what works
    Oona M R Campbell
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Lancet 368:1284-99. 2006
    ..Further delays in getting on with what works begs questions about the commitment of decision-makers to this goal...
  3. ncbi Effect of a participatory intervention with women's groups on birth outcomes and maternal depression in Jharkhand and Orissa, India: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Prasanta Tripathy
    Ekjut, Chakradharpur, Jharkhand, India
    Lancet 375:1182-92. 2010
    ..Community mobilisation through participatory women's groups might improve birth outcomes in poor rural communities. We therefore assessed this approach in a largely tribal and rural population in three districts in eastern India...
  4. ncbi Factors affecting home delivery in rural Tanzania
    Mwifadhi Mrisho
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Trop Med Int Health 12:862-72. 2007
    ..This study combines an understanding of gender issues relating to health and help-seeking behaviour with epidemiological knowledge concerning place of delivery...
  5. pmc Why do some women still prefer traditional birth attendants and home delivery?: a qualitative study on delivery care services in West Java Province, Indonesia
    Christiana R Titaley
    Sydney School of Public Health, Edward Ford Building A27, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:43. 2010
    ..This study aims to explore the perspectives of community members and health workers about the use of delivery care services in six villages of West Java Province...
  6. pmc High ANC coverage and low skilled attendance in a rural Tanzanian district: a case for implementing a birth plan intervention
    Moke Magoma
    Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population, Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:13. 2010
    ..The perspectives of health care providers and traditional birth attendants on childbirth and the factors determining where women deliver were also investigated...
  7. ncbi Evaluation of 280,000 cases in Dutch midwifery practices: a descriptive study
    M P Amelink-Verburg
    TNO Quality of Life, Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO, Leiden, The Netherlands
    BJOG 115:570-8. 2008
    ..To assess the nature and outcome of intrapartum referrals from primary to secondary care within the Dutch obstetric system...
  8. ncbi Prevention of postpartum hemorrhage at home birth in Afghanistan
    Harshadkumar Sanghvi
    JHPIEGO, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 108:276-81. 2010
    ..To test the safety, acceptability, feasibility, and effectiveness of community-based education and distribution of misoprostol for prevention of postpartum hemorrhage at home birth in Afghanistan...
  9. ncbi Oral misoprostol in preventing postpartum haemorrhage in resource-poor communities: a randomised controlled trial
    Richard J Derman
    University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine, MO, USA
    Lancet 368:1248-53. 2006
    ..We aimed to investigate whether oral misoprostol, a potential alternative to oxytocin, could prevent postpartum haemorrhage in a community home-birth setting...
  10. pmc Outcomes of planned home birth with registered midwife versus planned hospital birth with midwife or physician
    Patricia A Janssen
    School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    CMAJ 181:377-83. 2009
    ..We compared the outcomes of planned home births attended by midwives with those of planned hospital births attended by midwives or physicians...
  11. ncbi Improvement of perinatal and newborn care in rural Pakistan through community-based strategies: a cluster-randomised effectiveness trial
    Zulfiqar A Bhutta
    Division of Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan zulfi
    Lancet 377:403-12. 2011
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  12. ncbi Utilization of maternal health care services in Southern India
    K Navaneetham
    Asian MetaCentre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, Institute for Asian Research, National University of Singapore, AS7 Shaw Foundation Building, 117570, Singapore
    Soc Sci Med 55:1849-69. 2002
    ..The findings of this study provide insights for planning and implementing appropriate maternal health service delivery programs in order to improve the health and well-being of both mother and child...
  13. pmc Poor newborn care practices - a population based survey in eastern Uganda
    Peter Waiswa
    Makerere University School of Public Health, Kampala, Uganda
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:9. 2010
    ..We assessed socioeconomic differences in use of newborn care practices in order to inform policy and programming in Uganda...
  14. pmc Cross sectional, community based study of care of newborn infants in Nepal
    David Osrin
    International Perinatal Care Unit, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 325:1063. 2002
    ..To determine home based newborn care practices in rural Nepal in order to inform strategies to improve neonatal outcome...
  15. ncbi Outcomes associated with planned home and planned hospital births in low-risk women attended by midwives in Ontario, Canada, 2003-2006: a retrospective cohort study
    Eileen K Hutton
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Midwifery Education Program, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Birth 36:180-9. 2009
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  16. ncbi Bypassing primary care facilities for childbirth: a population-based study in rural Tanzania
    Margaret E Kruk
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Department of Health Management and Policy, 109 Observatory Road, SPH II M3166, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109, USA
    Health Policy Plan 24:279-88. 2009
    ..Investing in improved quality of care in primary care facilities may reduce bypassing and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the health system in providing coverage for facility delivery in rural Africa...
  17. ncbi Outcome of planned home births compared to hospital births in Sweden between 1992 and 2004. A population-based register study
    Helena E Lindgren
    School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Malardalen University, Eskilstuna, Sweden
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 87:751-9. 2008
    ..The aim of this population-based study was to measure the risk of adverse outcome for mother and child in planned home births in a Swedish population irrespective of where the birth actually occurred, at home or in hospital after transfer...
  18. pmc 60 Million non-facility births: who can deliver in community settings to reduce intrapartum-related deaths?
    Gary L Darmstadt
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:S89-112. 2009
    ..For the world's 60 million non-facility births, addressing who is currently attending these births and what effect they have on birth outcomes is a key starting point toward improving care during childbirth...
  19. ncbi Perinatal mortality and morbidity in a nationwide cohort of 529,688 low-risk planned home and hospital births
    A de jonge
    TNO Quality of Life, Leiden, The Netherlands
    BJOG 116:1177-84. 2009
    ..To compare perinatal mortality and severe perinatal morbidity between planned home and planned hospital births, among low-risk women who started their labour in primary care...
  20. pmc Prospective study of determinants and costs of home births in Mumbai slums
    Sushmita Das
    Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action SNEHA, Urban Health Centre, Chota Sion Hospital, 60 Feet Road, Shahunagar, Dharavi, Mumbai 400017, Maharashtra, India
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:38. 2010
    ..We aimed to explore factors influencing the choice of home delivery, care practices and costs, and to identify characteristics of women, households and the environment which might increase the likelihood of home birth...
  21. pmc Home birth and barriers to referring women with obstetric complications to hospitals: a mixed-methods study in Zahedan, southeastern Iran
    Mahmoud Ghazi Tabatabaie
    Department of Demography and Population Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, 14395 773, Iran
    Reprod Health 9:5. 2012
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  22. ncbi Understanding home-based neonatal care practice in rural southern Tanzania
    Mwifadhi Mrisho
    Ifakara Health Research and Development Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 102:669-78. 2008
    ..Some neonates are denied colostrum, which is perceived as dirty. Behaviour-change communication efforts are needed to improve early newborn care practices...
  23. ncbi Dissatisfaction with traditional birth attendants in rural Tanzania
    Godfrey Mbaruku
    Ifakara Health Institute, Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 107:8-11. 2009
    ..To assess women's satisfaction with traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in rural Tanzania...
  24. ncbi Barriers to the use of antenatal and obstetric care services in rural Kano, Nigeria
    Y M Adamu
    Department of Geography, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria
    J Obstet Gynaecol 22:600-3. 2002
    ..The study recommends that poverty reduction and economic empowerment of rural women are prerequisites for any tangible improvement in the utilisation of antenatal care and obstetric delivery services...
  25. ncbi Utilization of health facilities and trained birth attendants for childbirth in rural Bangladesh: an empirical study
    Bimal Kanti Paul
    Department of Geography, Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506, USA
    Soc Sci Med 54:1755-65. 2002
    ..We conclude that quick response to delivery complications and improved access to hospitals and TTBAs can reduce the risk of infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in rural Bangladesh...
  26. ncbi Trends in the medicalisation of childbirth in Flanders and the Netherlands
    Wendy Christiaens
    Department of Sociology, Ghent University, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Midwifery 29:e1-8. 2013
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  27. ncbi Planned home compared with planned hospital births in the Netherlands: intrapartum and early neonatal death in low-risk pregnancies
    Jacoba van der Kooy
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Division of Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
    Obstet Gynecol 118:1037-46. 2011
    ..The purpose of our study was to compare the intrapartum and early neonatal mortality rate of planned home birth with planned hospital birth in community midwife-led deliveries after case mix adjustment...
  28. ncbi Kaqchikel midwives, home births, and emergency obstetric referrals in Guatemala: contextualizing the choice to stay at home
    Nicole S Berry
    School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 323 B Rosenau Hall, CB 7440, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7440, USA
    Soc Sci Med 62:1958-69. 2006
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  29. ncbi Community-based distribution of misoprostol for treatment or prevention of postpartum hemorrhage: cost-effectiveness, mortality, and morbidity reduction analysis
    Tori Sutherland
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 108:289-94. 2010
    ..To compare the cost-effectiveness of community-based distribution of misoprostol for prevention with misoprostol for treatment of postpartum hemorrhage (PPH)...
  30. ncbi Causes of neonatal death: results from NeoKIP community-based trial in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam
    Nguyen Thu Nga
    Vietnam Sweden General Hospital, Uongbi, Vietnam
    Acta Paediatr 101:368-73. 2012
    ..To ascertain the causes of neonatal death in a province in northern Vietnam and analyse their distribution over age at death, birth weight and place of delivery...
  31. ncbi Maternal mortality and access to obstetric services in West Africa
    C Ronsmans
    Maternal Health Programme, Department of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 8:940-8. 2003
    ..In this study we examine the association between population indicators of access to obstetric care and levels of maternal mortality in urban and rural West Africa...
  32. ncbi Improving hygiene in home deliveries in rural Ghana: how to build on current attitudes and practices
    Zelee Hill
    Centre for International Health and Development, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 29:1004-8. 2010
    ..There are few data from Africa. This study explored delivery practices in Ghana to identify behaviors for intervention and to determine behavioral influencers...
  33. pmc Communities, birth attendants and health facilities: a continuum of emergency maternal and newborn care (the Global Network's EmONC trial)
    Omrana Pasha
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:82. 2010
    ..However, the effectiveness of emergency obstetric and neonatal care services has never been proven. Also unproven is the effectiveness of community mobilization and community birth attendant training to improve pregnancy outcomes...
  34. ncbi Women's use of private and government health facilities for childbirth in Nairobi's informal settlements
    Eva S Bazant
    Stud Fam Plann 40:39-50. 2009
    ..In urban areas, maternal health services in both the government and private sectors should be strengthened, and efforts made to reach out to women who give birth at home...
  35. pmc Neonatal care in rural Karnataka: healthy and harmful practices, the potential for change
    Amy J Kesterton
    Centre for Population Studies, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP, UK
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:20. 2009
    ..Successful implementation of the package therefore requires in-depth knowledge of the local context and tailored behaviour change communication...
  36. pmc Newborn care practices among slum dwellers in Dhaka, Bangladesh: a quantitative and qualitative exploratory study
    Allisyn C Moran
    International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 9:54. 2009
    ..The Manoshi program works to improve maternal, newborn, and child health in urban slums in Bangladesh. This paper describes newborn care practices in urban slums in Dhaka and provides program recommendations...
  37. ncbi Use of a clean delivery kit and factors associated with cord infection and puerperal sepsis in Mwanza, Tanzania
    Samson Winani
    Ministry of Health, Republic of Tanzania
    J Midwifery Womens Health 52:37-43. 2007
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  38. ncbi Expanding uterotonic protection following childbirth through community-based distribution of misoprostol: operations research study in Nepal
    Swaraj Rajbhandari
    Options Cambodia
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 108:282-8. 2010
    ..To determine feasibility of community-based distribution of misoprostol for preventing postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) to pregnant woman through community volunteers working under government health services...
  39. ncbi Preferred place of birth: characteristics and motives of low-risk nulliparous women in the Netherlands
    Tamar van Haaren-Ten Haken
    Midwifery Education and Studies Maastricht ZUYD, Research Department Midwifery Science, PO Box 1256, 6201 BG Maastricht, The Netherlands
    Midwifery 28:609-18. 2012
    ..to explores preferences, characteristics and motives regarding place of birth of low-risk nulliparous women in the Netherlands...
  40. ncbi Uterotonic use at home births in low-income countries: a literature review
    Dawn Flandermeyer
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 108:269-75. 2010
    ..This literature review compiles data on rates of use, indications, types of provider, mode of administration, and dose of uterotonics used for home births in low-income countries, and identifies gaps meriting further research...
  41. pmc Behavior change following implementation of home-based life-saving skills in Liberia, West Africa
    Jody R Lori
    J Midwifery Womens Health 57:495-501. 2012
    ..The objective of this article is to disseminate evaluation data from project monitoring and documentation on translation of knowledge and skills obtained through HBLSS into behavior change at the community level...
  42. pmc Helping rural women in Pakistan to prevent postpartum hemorrhage: a quasi experimental study
    Ali Mohammad Mir
    Population Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:120. 2012
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  43. ncbi Outcomes of planned home births and planned hospital births in low-risk women in Norway between 1990 and 2007: a retrospective cohort study
    Ellen Blix
    Clinical Research Department, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway
    Sex Reprod Healthc 3:147-53. 2012
    ..The aim of the present study was to compare outcomes in women who planned, and were selected to, home birth at the onset of labor with women who planned for a hospital birth...
  44. ncbi Barriers to hospital births: why do many Bolivian women give birth at home?
    Kelsey E Otis
    Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, United States of America
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 24:46-53. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to identify the multilevel factors inhibiting access to and utilization of public health centers for labor and delivery...
  45. ncbi Birth choices in Timor-Leste: a framework for understanding the use of maternal health services in low resource settings
    Kayli Wild
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Casuarina, Northern Territory 0811, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 71:2038-45. 2010
    ..This framework can be used by policy-makers, practitioners, donors and researchers to think critically about policy decisions and where investments can have the most impact for improving maternal health in Timor-Leste and elsewhere...
  46. pmc Survival of neonates in rural Southern Tanzania: does place of delivery or continuum of care matter?
    Rose Nathan
    Ifakara Health Institute, Dar es Salaam, Ifakara, Tanzania
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:18. 2012
    ..This paper uses longitudinal data generated in a Health and Demographic Surveillance System in rural Southern Tanzania to assess associations of neonatal mortality and place of delivery...
  47. ncbi Household characteristics affecting where mothers deliver in rural Kenya
    D Hodgkin
    Institute for Health Policy, Heller Graduate School, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02254, USA
    Health Econ 5:333-40. 1996
    ..Therefore, quality improvements at existing facilities may not result in greater use of modern sector delivery, particularly if improvements are partially offset by user fees...
  48. ncbi Type of delivery attendant, place of delivery and risk of early neonatal mortality: analyses of the 1994-2007 Indonesia Demographic and Health Surveys
    Christiana R Titaley
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Health Policy Plan 27:405-16. 2012
    ..Efforts to strengthen the referral system and to improve the quality of delivery and newborn care services in health facilities are important, particularly in public hospitals and in rural areas...
  49. ncbi Planned home and hospital births in South Australia, 1991-2006: differences in outcomes
    Robyn M Kennare
    Pregnancy Outcome Unit, Epidemiology Branch, SA Health, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Med J Aust 192:76-80. 2010
    ..To examine differences in outcomes between planned home births, occurring at home or in hospital, and planned hospital births...
  50. ncbi Swedish women's interest in home birth and in-hospital birth center care
    Ingegerd Hildingsson
    Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences, Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden
    Birth 30:11-22. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to determine women's interest in home birth and in-hospital birth center care in Sweden, and to describe the characteristics of these women...
  51. pmc Administration of misoprostol by trained traditional birth attendants to prevent postpartum haemorrhage in homebirths in Pakistan: a randomised placebo-controlled trial
    N Mobeen
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan Gynuity Health Projects, New York, NY, USA
    BJOG 118:353-61. 2011
    ..to determine if misoprostol is safe and efficacious in preventing postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) when administered by trained traditional birth attendants (TBA) at home deliveries...
  52. pmc Skilled care at birth among rural women in Nepal: practice and challenges
    Sulochana Dhakal
    Section of Population Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    J Health Popul Nutr 29:371-8. 2011
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  53. ncbi The role of unorthodox and traditional birth care in maternal mortality
    O U J Umeora
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria
    Trop Doct 40:13-7. 2010
    ..The mortal delay suffered by pregnant women in accessing unorthodox medical attention deserves further attention in issues of maternal mortality in the underserved rural communities of Nigeria...
  54. ncbi Social costs of skilled attendance at birth in rural Ghana
    Alessandra Nina Bazzano
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 102:91-4. 2008
    ..To examine the social costs to women of skilled attendance at birth in rural Ghana...
  55. pmc Direct cost of maternity-care services in South Delhi: a community survey
    Rinku Sen Gupta Dhar
    Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Sitaram Bhartia Institute of Science and Research, B 16, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi 110 016, India
    J Health Popul Nutr 27:368-78. 2009
    ..Expenses for the lowest-income groups were approximately 10% of their annual family income at government facilities and approximately 26% at private hospitals. The direct maternity expense is high for large subsections of the population...
  56. pmc Where to deliver? Analysis of choice of delivery location from a national survey in India
    Amardeep Thind
    Department of Family Medicine, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada
    BMC Public Health 8:29. 2008
    ..In order to reduce maternal mortality, the Indian government has increased its commitment to institutional deliveries. We assess the determinants of home, private and public sector utilization for a delivery in a Western state...
  57. ncbi Maternal and newborn outcomes in planned home birth vs planned hospital births: a metaanalysis
    Joseph R Wax
    Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 203:243.e1-8. 2010
    ..We sought to systematically review the medical literature on the maternal and newborn safety of planned home vs planned hospital birth...
  58. ncbi Place of delivery among women who had antenatal care in a teaching hospital
    Bissallah A Ekele
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Teaching Hospital, Sokoto, Nigeria
    Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 86:627-30. 2007
    ..The objectives of this study were to determine the proportion of pregnant women who had antenatal care and delivered in the hospital and the reasons for delivery elsewhere...
  59. ncbi Attending home vs. clinic-based deliveries: perspectives of skilled birth attendants in Matlab, Bangladesh
    Lauren S Blum
    Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Reprod Health Matters 14:51-60. 2006
    ..The study illuminates practical, cultural and medical issues that need to be taken into consideration when choosing between home- and facility-based strategies and designing safe motherhood interventions...
  60. ncbi Why women do not accept randomisation for place of birth: feasibility of a RCT in The Netherlands
    M Hendrix
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Maastricht UMC, Maastricht, The Netherlands
    BJOG 116:537-42; discussion 542-4. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate why low-risk nulliparae were not willing to participate in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of place of birth...
  61. ncbi Non-hospital delivery and permanent congenital and early-onset hearing loss in a developing country
    B O Olusanya
    Maternal and Child Health Unit, Institute of Child Health and Primary Care, College of Medicine, University of Lagos, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
    BJOG 115:1419-27. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the role of non-hospital delivery and other risk factors for permanent congenital and early-onset hearing loss (PCEHL) in a developing country...
  62. ncbi Maternal factors and the probability of a planned home birth
    S Anthony
    TNO Prevention and Health, Department of Reproduction and Perinatology, Leiden, The Netherlands
    BJOG 112:748-53. 2005
    ..In the Netherlands, approximately one-third of births are planned home births, mostly supervised by a midwife. The relationship between maternal demographic factors and home births supervised by midwives was examined...
  63. ncbi Place of birth and satisfaction with childbirth in Belgium and the Netherlands
    Wendy Christiaens
    Ghent University, Department of Sociology, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
    Midwifery 25:e11-9. 2009
    ..The Dutch way of giving birth is well known for its high percentage of home births and its low medical intervention rate. In contrast, home births in Belgium are uncommon and the medical model is taken for granted...
  64. pmc Inequity in maternal health-care services: evidence from home-based skilled-birth-attendant programmes in Bangladesh
    I Anwar
    International Centre for Diarrhoal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Bull World Health Organ 86:252-9. 2008
    ..To explore use-inequity in maternal health-care services in home-based skilled-birth-attendant (SBA) programme areas in Bangladesh...
  65. ncbi Home based life saving skills: promoting safe motherhood through innovative community-based interventions
    L Sibley
    Department of Global Outreach of the American College of Nurse-Midwives, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Midwifery Womens Health 46:258-66. 2001
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  66. pmc The perspectives of clients and unqualified allopathic practitioners on the management of delivery care in urban slums, Dhaka, Bangladesh - a mixed method study
    Tasnuva Wahed
    Reproductive Health Unit, Public Health Sciences Division, ICDDR, B, GPO Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:50. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to explore the role of unqualified allopathic practitioners during home delivery in urban slums of Dhaka...
  67. ncbi Being insured improves safe delivery practices in Rwanda
    Rathavuth Hong
    Measure Demographic and Health Survey, ICF Macro, Calverton, MD 20705, USA
    J Community Health 36:779-84. 2011
    ..These inequalities should decline when the insured population increases...
  68. ncbi Home birth and the National Australian Maternity Services Review: too hot to handle?
    H Dahlen
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Family and Community Health Group, University of Western Sydney, Australia
    Women Birth 24:148-55. 2011
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  69. ncbi Effect of scaling up women's groups on birth outcomes in three rural districts in Bangladesh: a cluster-randomised controlled trial
    Kishwar Azad
    Perinatal Care Project, Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, Shahbagh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Lancet 375:1193-202. 2010
    ..We assessed the effectiveness of a scaled-up development programme with women's groups to address maternal and neonatal care in three rural districts of Bangladesh...
  70. pmc Perinatal mortality in rural Malawi
    J McDermott
    Malaria Branch, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U S Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Bull World Health Organ 74:165-71. 1996
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  71. ncbi 'Just waiting to be hauled over the coals': home birth midwifery in Ireland
    Colm OBoyle
    School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin, 24 D Olier Street, Dublin 2, Ireland
    Midwifery 29:988-95. 2013
    ..to describe the context of Irish home birth midwives' practise experience...
  72. ncbi Evaluation of a Skilled Birth Attendant pilot training program in Bangladesh
    A B Bhuiyan
    Obstetric and Gynecological Society of Bangladesh OGSB, Bangladesh
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 90:56-60. 2005
    ....
  73. ncbi Complications during pregnancy, delivery, and postnatal stages and place of delivery in rural Bangladesh
    M Ataharul Islam
    Department of Statistics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Health Care Women Int 27:807-21. 2006
    ..If the respondents suffer from diseases/symptoms, then it is more likely that the delivery would take place in the mother's home...
  74. ncbi 'She can choose, as long as I'm happy with it': a qualitative study of expectant fathers' views of birth place
    Carol Bedwell
    The University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, Jean McFarlane Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Sex Reprod Healthc 2:71-5. 2011
    ..As part of this programme, the views of male partners of pregnant women were examined to gain understanding of their contribution to the decision making process, with regard to different birth settings...
  75. pmc Trends in choosing place of delivery and assistance during delivery in Nanded district, Maharashtra, India
    Geeta S Pardeshi
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dr Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College, Nanded 431 605, India
    J Health Popul Nutr 29:71-6. 2011
    ..Special and innovative interventions should be implemented in the villages with a less proportion of institutional deliveries...
  76. ncbi Are birth kits a good idea? A systematic review of the evidence
    Vanora A Hundley
    School of Nursing, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Midwifery 28:204-15. 2012
    ..to identify the current state of knowledge regarding the effects of births kits on clean birth practices and on newborn and maternal outcomes...
  77. ncbi Outcomes of planned home births in Washington State: 1989-1996
    Jenny W Y Pang
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Seattle, Washington 98195, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 100:253-9. 2002
    ....
  78. ncbi A Swedish interview study: parents' assessment of risks in home births
    Helena Lindgren
    Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences, Malardalen University, Box 325, S 63105 Eskilstuna, Sweden
    Midwifery 22:15-22. 2006
    ..to describe home-birth risk assessment by parents...
  79. ncbi Community-based skilled birth attendants in Bangladesh: attending deliveries at home
    Tahera Ahmed
    UNFPA Bangladesh, Dhaka, Bangladesh
    Reprod Health Matters 17:45-50. 2009
    ..For the moment, though, task-shifting seems to have yielded beneficial results and important insights into human resources planning for safe motherhood in Bangladesh...
  80. ncbi Lessons regarding the use of birth kits in low resource countries
    Vanora A Hundley
    George Mason University, School of Nursing, 4400 University Drive MSN 3C4, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Midwifery 27:e222-30. 2011
    ..To synthesise implementation lessons regarding birth kits in terms of the context, the user, requirements for use and the logistics of supplying kits...
  81. ncbi Estimating intrapartum-related perinatal mortality rates for booked home births: when the 'best' available data are not good enough
    G Gyte
    Division of Perinatal and Reproductive Medicine, University of Liverpool, Liverpool Women s NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK
    BJOG 116:933-42. 2009
    ..BJOG 2008;115:554) and assess its contribution to the debate about risks and benefits of planned home birth for women at low risk of complications...
  82. ncbi Safe delivery and newborn care practices in Sindh, Pakistan: a community-based investigation of mothers and health workers
    Hamid Hassan
    College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UK
    Midwifery 28:466-71. 2012
    ..to determine the prevalence of specific intrapartum practices in Sindh province, Pakistan...
  83. ncbi A qualitative study of women's experiences of home birth in Sweden
    Ingela Sjöblom
    Department of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing, Lund University, P O Box 157, SE 221 00 Lund, Sweden
    Midwifery 22:348-55. 2006
    ..to illuminate the experiences of women who have given birth at home...
  84. ncbi Intuition as authoritative knowledge in midwifery and homebirth
    R Davis-Floyd
    Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin, USA
    Med Anthropol Q 10:237-69. 1996
    ..The nature of intuition and the reasons for and consequences of the general devaluation of intuitive thinking by the wider society are also considered...
  85. ncbi On the spatial inequalities of institutional versus home births in Ghana: a multilevel analysis
    Fiifi Amoako Johnson
    GeoData Institute, School of Geography, University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Southampton, UK
    J Community Health 34:64-72. 2009
    ..The key policy challenges in Ghana, therefore, include both increasing the uptake of institutional delivery care and ensuring equity in access to both public and private health institutions...
  86. pmc Household costs of healthcare during pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period: a case study from Matlab, Bangladesh
    Josephine Borghi
    Infectious Disease and Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Health Popul Nutr 24:446-55. 2006
    ..The study highlights the regressive nature of the financing of CEOC services and the need for a financing strategy that covers both the costs of referral and BEOC care for those in need...
  87. ncbi An estimation of intrapartum-related perinatal mortality rates for booked home births in England and Wales between 1994 and 2003
    R Mori
    National Collaborating Centre for Women s and Children s Health, London, UK
    BJOG 115:554-9. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to obtain the best estimate of intrapartum-related perinatal mortality (IPPM) rates for booked home births...
  88. ncbi Economic implications of home births and birth centers: a structured review
    Jane Henderson
    National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    Birth 35:136-46. 2008
    ..This structured review examines the literature relating to the economic implications of home births and birth center care compared with hospital maternity care...
  89. pmc Comparison of domiciliary and institutional delivery-care practices in rural Rajasthan, India
    Sharad D Iyengar
    Action Research and Training for Health, 772 Fatehpura, Udaipur 313004, Rajasthan, India
    J Health Popul Nutr 27:303-12. 2009
    ..Government health agencies need to strengthen regulation of delivery care and, especially, monitor perinatal outcomes. Family preference for hastening delivery and early discharge also require educational efforts...
  90. ncbi Characteristics of women giving birth at home in Sweden: a national register study
    Ingegerd M Hildingsson
    Department of Caring and Public Health Sciences, Malardalen University, Vasteras, Sweden
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1366-72. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to estimate the proportion of planned home births in Sweden and to identify maternal characteristics of women giving birth at home...
  91. ncbi A comparison of labour and birth experiences of women delivering in a birthing centre and at home in the Netherlands
    Heather A Borquez
    Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research NIVEL, PO Box 1568, 3500 BN, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Midwifery 22:339-47. 2006
    ..to compare the labour and birth experiences of women who delivered at home without complications with the experiences of women who delivered in a birth centre without complications...
  92. ncbi Management of birth asphyxia in home deliveries in rural Gadchiroli: the effect of two types of birth attendants and of resuscitating with mouth-to-mouth, tube-mask or bag-mask
    Abhay T Bang
    Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health, Gadchiroli, India
    J Perinatol 25:S82-91. 2005
    ..To evaluate the effect of home-based neonatal care on birth asphyxia and to compare the effectiveness of two types of workers and three methods of resuscitation in home delivery...
  93. ncbi Birth rights and rituals in rural south India: care seeking in the intrapartum period
    Zoe Matthews
    Division of Social Statistics, University of Southampton, UK
    J Biosoc Sci 37:385-411. 2005
    ..Those women who experienced inadequate progression of labour pains were most likely to proceed unexpectedly to a hospital delivery...
  94. ncbi Midwifery in The Netherlands: vestige or vanguard?
    R DeVries
    Department of Sociology and Anthropology, St Olaf College, Northheld, MN 55057, USA
    Med Anthropol 20:277-311. 2001
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  95. ncbi Neonatal tetanus in the middle Black Sea region of Turkey
    Mehmet Totan
    Department of Pediatrics, Ondokuz Mayis University Faculty of Medicine, Samsun, Turkey
    Turk J Pediatr 44:139-41. 2002
    ..Although the NT rate is declining, we must continue to protect against it by strictly enforcing preventive policies, especially in rural regions...
  96. ncbi Outcomes of a community- and home-based intervention for safe motherhood and newborn care
    Judith T Fullerton
    Project Concern International, San Diego, California 92126, USA
    Health Care Women Int 26:561-76. 2005
    ..Advocacy efforts for use of EOC facilities were less successful. The community health promotion and home-based life-saving skills education efforts tested are recommended for replication...
  97. ncbi Waiting too long: low use of maternal health services in Kalabo, Zambia
    J Stekelenburg
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
    Trop Med Int Health 9:390-8. 2004
    ..To determine the level of use of maternal health services and to identify and assess factors that influence women's choices where to deliver in Kalabo District, Zambia...
  98. ncbi Financial implications of skilled attendance at delivery in Nepal
    Josephine Borghi
    Maternal Health Programme, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 11:228-37. 2006
    ..To measure costs and willingness-to-pay for delivery care services in 8 districts of Nepal...
  99. ncbi Prognostic factors in neonatal tetanus
    A A Davies-Adetugbo
    Department of Community Health, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile Ife, Nigeria
    Trop Med Int Health 3:9-13. 1998
    ..Neonatal tetanus (NNT) is the leading cause of neonatal deaths in developing countries. The objective of this study was to determine prognostic indicators in NNT...
  100. pmc Perinatal death associated with planned home birth in Australia: population based study
    H Bastian
    PO Box 569, Blackwood SA 5051, Australia
    BMJ 317:384-8. 1998
    ..To assess the risk of perinatal death in planned home births in Australia...
  101. ncbi Intrapartum oxytocin use for labor acceleration in rural India
    M Sharan
    Department of Population and Family Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, E4153, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Gynaecol Obstet 90:251-7. 2005
    ..To examine factors associated with the use of oxytocin for acceleration of labor in women delivered at home in rural India...

Research Grants1

  1. Incidence, risk factors, and consequences of neonatal hypothermia in Nepal
    LUKE MULLANY; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..Examination of alternate cutoffs for defining hypothermia severity may improve design of low-cost technologies for identification and subsequent management of hypothermic infants in the community. [unreadable] [unreadable] [unreadable]..