Oxytocin to augment labour during home births: an exploratory study in the urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

@article{Moran2010OxytocinTA,
  title={Oxytocin to augment labour during home births: an exploratory study in the urban slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh.},
  author={Allisyn C. Moran and Tasnuva Wahed and Kaosar Afsana},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={117 13},
  pages={1608-15}
}
OBJECTIVE In Bangladesh, the majority of women give birth at home. There is anecdotal evidence that unqualified allopathic practitioners (UAPs) administer oxytocin at home births to augment labour pain. The objective is to explore the use of oxytocin to augment labour pain during home births in an urban slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING KamrangirChar slum, Dhaka, Bangladesh. POPULATION Married women with a home birth or who experienced labour at home in the… CONTINUE READING
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