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Essential childbirth and postnatal interventions for improved maternal and neonatal health

Overview of attention for article published in Reproductive Health, August 2014
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)
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Title
Essential childbirth and postnatal interventions for improved maternal and neonatal health
Published in
Reproductive Health, August 2014
DOI 10.1186/1742-4755-11-s1-s3
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Authors

Rehana A Salam, Tarab Mansoor, Dania Mallick, Zohra S Lassi, Jai K Das, Zulfiqar A Bhutta

Abstract

Childbirth and the postnatal period, spanning from right after birth to the following several weeks, presents a time in which the number of deaths reported still remain alarmingly high. Worldwide, about 800 women die from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications daily while almost 75% of neonatal deaths occur within the first seven days of delivery and a vast majority of these occur in the first 24 hours. Unfortunately, this alarming trend of mortality persists, as 287,000 women lost their lives to pregnancy and childbirth related causes in 2010. Almost all of these deaths were preventable and occurred in low-resource settings, pointing towards dearth of adequate facilities in these parts of the world. The main objective of this paper is to review the evidence based childbirth and post natal interventions which have a beneficial impact on maternal and newborn outcomes. It is a compilation of existing, new and updated interventions designed to help physicians and policy makers and enable them to reduce the burden of maternal and neonatal morbidities and mortalities. Interventions during the post natal period that were found to be associated with a decrease in maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality included: advice and support of family planning, support and promotion of early initiation and continued breastfeeding; thermal care or kangaroo mother care for preterm and/or low birth weight babies; hygienic care of umbilical cord and skin following delivery, training health personnel in basic neonatal resuscitation; and postnatal visits. Adequate delivery of these interventions is likely to bring an unprecedented decrease in the number of deaths reported during childbirth.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Unknown 301 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 58 19%
Researcher 41 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 10%
Student > Bachelor 29 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 21 7%
Other 62 20%
Unknown 63 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 100 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 68 22%
Social Sciences 22 7%
Unspecified 7 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 2%
Other 35 12%
Unknown 64 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 December 2016.
All research outputs
#1,510,701
of 18,812,015 outputs
Outputs from Reproductive Health
#142
of 1,210 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#26,491
of 322,804 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Reproductive Health
#14
of 87 outputs
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