alexa Assessment of Husbands’ Participation on Bir
ISSN: 2167-0420

Journal of Womens Health Care
Open Access

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Research Article

Assessment of Husbands’ Participation on Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness in Enderta Woreda, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, 2012

Haftom Gebrehiwot1*, Woldegebriel Gebregziabher2* and Gebreamlak Gidey2

1Department Of Midwifery, College of Health Sciences, Mekelle University, Ethiopia

2Dr. Tewelde Health Sciences College, Mekelle, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Haftom Gebrehiwot
Department of midwifery, College of Health Sciences
Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Tel: +251-091020998
E-mail: [email protected]
Woldegebriel Gebegziabher
Dr. Tewelde Health Sciences College
Mekelle, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: December 03, 2013; Accepted date: December 26, 2013; Published date: December 31, 2013

Citation: Gebrehiwot H, Gebregziabher W, Gidey G (2013) Assessment of Husbands’ Participation on Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness in Enderta Woreda, Tigray Region, Ethiopia, 2012. J Women’s Health Care 3:140. doi: 10.4172/2167-0420.1000140

Copyright: © 2013 Gebrehiwot H, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Background: Male involvement in reproductive health has been promoted as a promising new strategy for improving maternal and child health. The promotion of husband participation in the process of antenatal care and in preparations for the delivery is very important. Objective: To assess husband participation on birth preparedness and complication readiness in Enderta Woreda, Tigray region, Ethiopia, 2012. Methods: A community based cross-sectional study was conducted among 376 husbands whose wives was delivered within the last 12 months preceding the study in Enderta Woreda northern part of Ethiopia from August to September 2012. Multi stage stratified sampling technique with Probabilities proportional to size was used. Study subjects again were selected by systematic random sampling technique from 10 randomly selected kebelle’s in the Woreda. Data was collected using structured interview questionnaire and entered, cleaned and analyzed using SPPS version 16.0 statically package software. Result: The study revealed that about 60.4% husbands had good practice and participated on birth preparedness. And regarding the husbands complication readiness practice in the labor and delivery, 193 (51.30%) of the respondents were reported that their wives were delivered by skilled birth attendant and the role of those husbands, 174(46.30%) were told their wife to get skilled birth attendant, 152(42.00%) were informed to health facility for their place of childbirth, 99(26.30%) were accompanied their wife to labor room, and 59 (15.70%) had gave money for health services and transportation. In addition, 75(19.90%) of all respondents perceived the actual complications faced for their wives during that delivery. The respondents major source of information about birth preparedness and complication readiness where, 43.6% heard from health care providers, 23% from Radio/television, and 21.3% discussion with different peoples. Conclusion and recommendation: Husbands have good practice in birth preparedness, but poor participation in complication readiness of maternity care. The community should be informed husbands to participate in complication readiness, generate income for the normal maternal health care and considering complications in pregnancy, labor and after labor, education for the female youth and promotion of facility birth, health education about husbands’ birth preparedness of wife and other studies to be conducted on the husband involvement in maternal health care service.


Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..
Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version