Promoting childbirth companions in South Africa: a randomised pilot study

@article{Brown2007PromotingCC,
  title={Promoting childbirth companions in South Africa: a randomised pilot study},
  author={Heather C Brown and George Justus Hofmeyr and V Cheryl Nikodem and Helen J. Smith and Paul Garner},
  journal={BMC Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={5},
  pages={7 - 7}
}
BACKGROUND Most women delivering in South African State Maternity Hospitals do not have a childbirth companion; in addition, the quality of care could be better, and at times women are treated inhumanely. We piloted a multi-faceted intervention to encourage uptake of childbirth companions in state hospitals, and hypothesised that lay carers would improve… CONTINUE READING