Medical for Quality Healthcare in Zambia has cautioned traditional birth attendants against admitting and treating pregnant women with underlining conditions such as hypertension, diabetes and septic shock.
The Organization’s Research Director, Nomsa Mbunda urged traditional birth attendants to know their limits and refer pregnant women with underlining conditions to hospitals in order to reduce maternal and child mortality in the country.
Ms. Mbunda says maternal death is highly preventable if pregnant women have access to quality health care during, before and after child birth. She pleaded with all pregnant mothers to regularly seek prenatal medical care to ensure that any underlying conditions are identified early.
Ms. Mbunda also implored pregnant women to deliver their babies from conventional health facilities to reduce the risk of complications and maternal death.