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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume1Iissue 1 September-December 2015

Original Articles

Study On Delivery Practices And Reasons Associated With These Practices Among Mothers
Jaskirat Kaur, Hardeep Kaur Mal ,Shalini Devgan

Background: The provision of care for women during pregnancy and childbirth is essential to ensure a healthy and successful outcome of pregnancy for the mother and her newborn. The present study was conducted with objective of assessing delivery practices and reasons associated with these practices among all the mothers who delivered within one year from 1st December 2013 to 1st December 2014, residing in selected rural and urban areas of district Faridkot, Punjab. Methodology: Purposive sampling technique was used. Semi structured interview schedule was used to collect information. Result: The data revealed that out of 120 deliveries in rural area, 5 mothers underwent home delivery and 115 mothers underwent institutional deliveries whereas in urban area, out of total 70 deliveries, 7 were conducted at home and 63 were institutional delivery. Majority of the home deliveries in rural area 03(60%) as well as in urban area 05 (71.42%) were conducted by untrained dais. The majority of home delivered rural mothers 4(80%) revealed financial limitation and fear of caesarian section were their major reason for home delivery whereas majority of home delivered urban mothers 06(85%) revealed financial limitation were their major reason for home delivery. Conclusion: The present study shows that as the awareness regarding institutional delivery increases the number of institutional deliveries also increases both in urban and rural areas as compared to home deliveries. Financial limitations and fear associated with c-section remains the most common reasons for home deliveries. Keywords: Delivery practices; Mothers; Rural and Urban area; Punjab

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