Traditional birth attendants in Mexico: advantages and inadequacies of care for normal deliveries.

@article{Camey1996TraditionalBA,
  title={Traditional birth attendants in Mexico: advantages and inadequacies of care for normal deliveries.},
  author={X Casta{\~n}eda Camey and C Garc{\'i}a Barrios and X Romero Guerrero and Rosa Mar{\'i}a N{\'u}{\~n}ez-Urquiza and D Gonzalez Hern{\'a}ndez and A Langer Glass},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={1996},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={
          199-207
        }
}
In Mexico, traditional birth attendants (TBAs) are an essential resource for health care, especially in small rural communities where they attend approximately 45% of all deliveries. Both rural and urban women seek care with the TBAs because, amongst other things, they share the same cultural codes. In this study, qualitative and quantitative methods were used to analyze the concepts, resources and process of care during birth in rural areas of the state of Morelos. Results show that the socio… CONTINUE READING
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