Safe Birth: How Health workers attitude affect birthing outcomes

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

In 2016, Mrs Mummy Nkoronye was full on joy and expectations as she shopped for baby items and made plans on how to travel to the village in December to present her “new’’ baby, as it is customary, to her mother in-law.
But when she went into labour at a health facility in the Ikorodu area of Lagos, no one expected that it would be a tough one.
That was her fourth journey to the labour room; the labour was prolonged and she wasn’t advised to take another alternative or intervention.
Unfortunately, her husband was not immediately available at the hospital to decide on what measure could have been taken.
Her sister in-law, who narrated the account to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that the health workers lack of sense of urgency aggravated the matter.
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