TY - CHAP A1 - Julius Dohbit A2 - Vetty Agala A3 - Pamela Chinwa-Banda A4 - Betty Anane- Fenin A5 - Omosivie Maduka A6 - Ufuoma Edewor A7 - Ibimonye Porbeni A8 - Fru Angwafo A9 - Rosemary Ogu ED1 - Ana Polona Mivšek Y1 - 2019-02-08 PY - 2019 T1 - Improving Maternal Health: The Safe Childbirth Checklist as a Tool for Reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity N2 - Midwifery across the globe faces different issues. In some countries the autonomy of the profession is a tradition, while in some societies midwives struggle to practice autonomously the basic competencies. In one part of the world the medicalisation of childbirth is the main issue, preventing the natural processes of pregnancy and childbirth to flow at their own pace, while in other parts of the world midwives struggle with lack of resources to provide safe midwifery care. The authors of this book practice midwifery in different cultures and within different social contexts. They have to deal with different obstacles and seek solutions to diverse problems. With their contributions, they offer an insight into their thinking, their dilemmas, and the problems of midwifery practices in their countries. However, despite different backgrounds, they all have in common a uniform goal - a wish to offer women optimal midwifery care and to improve midwifery services. BT - Selected Topics in Midwifery Care SP - Ch. 5 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.82616 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.82616 SN - 978-1-78985-534-0 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-05-11 ER -