Post natal clinics reduces women deaths after delivery – Coordinator

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BAUCHI – The Bauchi State Coordinator, Maternal, Neonatal and Child (MNCH), Hajiya Hannatu Abubakar, has said that post natal visits after delivery reduces the possibility death women after delivery.
Abubakar stated this on Thursday in an interview the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bauchi.
She said that most women do not attend post natal clinics, claiming that they have delivered their babies successfully and healthy.
According to her, some ailments do show themselves after delivery, as such if not properly treated might lead to maternal death.
“Infections after delivery causes maternal mortality, this is another reason why we emphasise that women should come back for post natal clinics.
Although, we retain them for six hours after delivery, but they should always go for check up because there are some diseases that presents themselves after delivery.
“They believe because have delivered successfully and healthy that is the end; if care is not taken such diseases leads to death, and that account to the increased number of maternal deaths.
“Days of post natal clinics are from the first six hours after delivery up to 42 days, but still our women don’t seem to bother on this aspect of the clinic.
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“Even how to establish with the babies, proper position during breast feeding as well as the proper diet that will be bring breast milk during post natal clinics to enable us the adequate nutritious milk to our babies,’’ she said.
Abubakar said that the post natal clinics were meant to check the health status of both the mother and child. (NAN)
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