Should I stay or should I go?: consistency and switching of delivery locations among new mothers in 39 Sub-Saharan African and South/Southeast Asian countries

by Lenka Benova, David Macleod, Emma Radovich et al.
Health Policy and Planning – Published: 04 August 2017

15 pp. 457 kB

The objective of this article is to assess the extent and determinants of switching delivery location between women’s first and second deliveries. Four factors were associated with switching to a facility after a home delivery: higher education, urban residence, non-poor household status and multiple gestation. Majority of women consistently used the same delivery location for their first two deliveries. The relative importance of these factors should be understood in each specific context to improve retention in and provision of quality intrapartum care for women and their newborns.

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