Chalmers, Beverley; Jeckaite, Dalia
Giving Birth in Two Maternity Hospitals in Lithuania
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  • Birth, June 2010, Vol.37(2), pp.116-123
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:  Background:  In many hospitals in former Soviet countries, traditional Soviet perinatal policies remain in place, although in others reforms have been introduced. This study explores women’s experiences during labor and birth in two Lithuanian maternity hospitals. The hospitals differed in that one (S) followed traditional Soviet era maternity practices whereas the other (P) had been exposed to World Health Organization‐Euro practices and policies with respect to more up‐to‐date evidence‐based and family‐centered care. . Results:  Rates of interventions in both hospitals were similarly high with, however, P hospital being more likely to be sensitive to women’s psychosocial needs, such as being allowed to eat and drink more often during labor, and to have their husband or partner with them for labor and birth. Conclusion:  It appears that in Lithuania, as in many parts of the world, introducing changes to the clinical care of birth takes time, and psychosocial changes may be easier to introduce than alterations in clinical practice. (BIRTH 37:2 June 2010)
ISSN: 0730-7659
ISSN: 1523-536X
DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.2010.00391.x
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Birth, Evidence‐Based Care, Labor, Women’s Experiences

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