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Risk factors for stillbirth and beliefs: Findings from a pilot near miss questionnaire study in Somaliland focusing the mother-baby dyad
College of Health Science and Medicine, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Hargeisa University, Somaliland.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0038-9402
College of Health Science and Medicine, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Hargeisa University, Somaliland.
Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Caring Science/Nursing.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8947-2949
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2017 (English)In: MOJ Women’s Health, ISSN 2475-5494, Vol. 5, no 3, 00123Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Somalia is one of 13 countries in Africa with stillbirth rates of more than 30 per 1000 total birth. To our knowledge no study in Somaliland has focused on the mother-baby dyad regarding risk factors for stillbirth. The objective of this study was to identify frequency, causes and beliefs for stillbirth in mothers with life threatening conditions as a pilot for a potential nationwide near-miss study with full coverage in the Somaliland health care system.Method: A prospective cross sectional study using the WHO near-miss questionnaire in a tertiary level hospital with 1.385 deliveries during a five months period in 2015.Results: Out of 138 near miss and death events 22% (n=30) had a stillbirth. Seventy-seven percent (77%) of the mothers (n=23) with stillborn babies survived and 23% died (n=7). They were diagnosed with life threatening conditions, possible to prevent, on arrival at the tertiary hospital. None of them developed the maternal complication/s during the hospital stay. Cesarean sections (43%) were performed within three hours after arrival. Beliefs regarding the stillbirth for the near miss women were that holding the baby born death helps them cope with the loss (74%) and that religious believes helps them cope faster with the loss (91%).Conclusion and clinical implications: The near miss women, their families, TBAs and SBAs might need better information of what causes a stillbirth, how they could prevent it and about the near miss women’s beliefs surrounding stillbirth to enable them to communicate this to pregnant women and prevent delay in admission to the tertiary level hospital. Furthermore, this pilot study suggest that the “Near Miss Questionnaire” could be used in low-and middle income settings to detect a full picture of the situation with stillbirth in a country.

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Edmond, OK, USA, 2017. Vol. 5, no 3, 00123
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Maternal near miss; Stillbirth; Maternal death; Health Care System; Somalia
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Health Sciences
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Health and Welfare, Somaliska kvinnors graviditetsutfall och upplevelser av vård i samband med graviditet och förlossning – patienter och vårdgivares perspektiv
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-25542OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-25542DiVA: diva2:1121375
Available from: 2017-07-10 Created: 2017-07-10 Last updated: 2017-09-11Bibliographically approved

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