|Type||Journal Article - Midwifery|
|Title||Birth preparedness and skilled attendance at birth in Nepal: implications for achieving millennium development goal 5|
to assess birth preparedness in expectant mothers and to evaluate its association with skilled attendance at birth in central Nepal.
a community-based prospective cohort study using structured questionnaires.
Kaski district of Nepal.
a total of 701 pregnant women of more than 5 months gestation were recruited and interviewed, followed by a second interview within 45 days of delivery.
outcome was skilled attendance at birth. Birth preparedness was measured by five indicators: identification of delivery place, identification of transport, identification of blood donor, money saving and antenatal care check-up.
level of birth preparedness was high with 65% of the women reported preparing for at least 4 of the 5 arrangements. It appears that the more arrangements made, the more likely were the women to have skilled attendance at birth (OR=1.51, p<0.001). For those pregnant women who intended to save money, identified a delivery place or identified a potential blood donor, their likelihood of actual delivery at a health facility increased by two to three fold. However, making arrangements for transportation and antenatal care check-up were not significantly associated with skilled attendance at birth.
|»||Nepal - Population and Housing Census 2011|