Maternal Newborn Delivery complications are one of the most common causes of infant and mother mortality. Because of this, different issues about newborn delivery have been raised. It is said that one of the most significant events in a woman’s life are her labor and delivery experience (Kashanian et al., 2010) and it is unfortunate that despite this fact, there are still a significant number of reported cases pertaining to negative experiences that women had during their labor and delivery.
Common Midwifery and Nursing Practices
Based on the study done by Kashanian et al., (2010), the practice of some hospitals of placing another woman relative during her labor should still be further evaluated because of societal, cultural and midwifery & settings differences. With that in mind, it may be a good idea to examine the patient’s history first including the family history to determine the most suited type of labor and delivery service appropriate for that patient.
Kashanian et al., (2010) was also able to prove in their study that continuous care is really an effective intervention to decrease the rate of caesarean delivery for patients. Additionally, such practice would also make an impact on the time of labor time by decreasing it. Of course, the faster the labor time, the less dreadful the labor would be for the mother.
Comparison with Common Practices
Some hospitals may not be able to incorporate the practice of making the women pick their companion during their labor. However, several studies have already concluded that continuous support really has a positive impact for women; thus, the duration of labor and the rate of caesarian delivery are lessened. This could be a recommended practice indeed for different medical practitioners to administer.
In Summary, administration of such practice should be able to reduce the rates of unnecessary cesarean delivery and long labor time of women patients. As a result, patient outcomes will of course, increase especially in countries where there are limited resources and continuous support is all that they could receive.
Kashanian, M., Javadi, F., & Haghighi, M. M. (2010). Effect of Continuous Support during Labor on Duration of Labor and Rate of Cesarean Delivery. International Journal of Gynecology and Obstetrics, 109 (2010), 198-200.