Determinants of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among Pregnant Woman Attending Antenatal Care at Dilchora Referral Hospital, Dire Dawa City, East EthiopiaAbdulbasit Musa1* and Abdella Amano2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Abdulbasit Musa
Department of Midwifery
College of Health and Medical Sciences
Haramaya University, Ethiopia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: January 19, 2016; Accepted Date: February 05, 2016; Published Date: February 20, 2016
Citation: Musa A, Amano A (2016) Determinants of Birth Preparedness and Complication Readiness Among Pregnant Woman Attending Antenatal Care at Dilchora Referral Hospital, Dire Dawa City, East Ethiopia. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale) 6:356. doi: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000356
Copyright: © 2016 Musa A, 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: Almost all maternal deaths (99%) occur in developing countries and more than half of this deaths occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Evidence indicates that promoting Birth preparedness and complication readiness has important role in tackling maternal mortality.
Methods: A Facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted from March 9, 2015 to July 12, 2015 among mothers who attend Antenatal care at Dilchora Referral Hospital. A systematic random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 405 participants. Bivariate and multivariate analysis was performed to check associations and control confounding.
Results: Proportion of women who were well prepared for birth and ready for complications was found to be 54.7%. Attending tertiary level education and being knowledgeable on obstetric danger signs were found to be significantly associated with birth preparedness and complication readiness.
Conclusion: Proportion of women who were well prepared for birth and ready for complications was still found to be low. Improving awareness of women both at community and institutional level and reinforcing counseling on obstetric danger signs at Antenatal Care is recommended to increase level of birth preparedness and complication readiness.