Birth attendants are crucial and important in every modern and local hospital. If you’ve being following most of our previous posts as at October-November and you read through, you’ll notice we did justice by emphasizing so much on pregnancy tips, childbearing and safety precautions to ease childbearing, such as exercise practices that should be avoided while pregnant, 10 golden rules for every pregnant woman, effective ways to stop and avoid miscarriage, reasons why you should attend antenatal clinic and many more.
If you haven’t read any of these fantastic articles highlighted with green letters, hurry, just click on the highlighted words, I bet you if you can just invest 1 hour of your time, sit down, relax and digest all the articles aforementioned, trust me your pregnancy period won’t be complicated than expected.
However, I’d love to bring this impressive news to your notice on the training the Ogun State government gave 2,000 traditional birth attendants on pregnancy complications during childbirth.
The State Commissioner for Health, in the person of Babatunde Ipaye, made a remarkable statement during his interactive period with the newsmen in Abeokuta that the training verged at reducing the mortality and morbidity rate of both our mothers and children during the period of childbearing.
However, he made some key statements that “part of the pregnancy complications necessary to watch against are: bleeding during pregnancy, bridge positioning of the child, prolonged labour and other genuine complication.
He emphatically said that the training was done in collaboration with United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) and the World Health Organization.
The commissioner elaborated more on the fact that the birth attendants were trained to urgently give attentions to complications in pregnancy in general hospitals around them,
He said “due to that some of our people, especially the rural dwellers, have so much believed in the traditional birth attendant we then deemed it fit to engage them in some key training on complications especially during and after pregnancy in both the mother and child specifically.
Ipaye mentioned that ever since the training had begun, the state had recorded tremendous reduction in mothers and child death during pregnancy and as a result of this positive impact, the training would be carried out across the 20 local governments and 37 Local Government Council Areas ((LCDAs) of the state to create more impact in the wellbeing of women and children in the state.