Factors contributing to attending Traditional Birth attendants among Pregnant Mothers aged 18-45 Years in Bubaare Sub County, Mbarara District. A Cross-sectional Study.
Keywords:Traditional Birth Attendants, Pregnant Mothers , Mbarara District
The purpose of the study is to determine factors contributing to attending traditional birth attendants among pregnant mothers aged 18-45 years in the Bubaare sub-county, Mbarara district.
The study design was descriptive and cross-sectional and the researcher employed a simple random sampling technique to get 50 respondents. Data was collected using semi-structured questionnaires.
Most (55%) of the respondents were encouraged by the community to deliver at a hospital, and the majority (60%) were not accompanied by their husbands during delivery, most (48%) of the respondent's husbands decided the place of delivery, most(77%) of respondents had cultural beliefs and the majority (70%) of the respondents believed in religious affairs. (68%) of the respondents used skilled birth attendants, most (47%) of the respondents were not allowed by partners to deliver in hospitals, most (60%) 0f respondents attended antenatal, most (62%) of the respondents attended antenatal once, most (60%) attended antenatal in their second trimester, most (69%) of the respondents were wear of child delivery from the hospital and most (60%) of the respondents did prefer hospital delivery due to long waiting hours at the facility.
Communally services offered by TBAS are giving advice both before and after delivery about nutrition, individually partners influencing mothers' place of delivery, and health-wise distance to the facility was long limiting their delivery from hospitals.
The recommends that TBAS should be trained and equipped with modern medical knowledge by the government to easily handle uncomplicated deliveries.
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