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