The Igbos are socially and culturally diverse, and are the second largest population in southern Nigeria, childbearing and failure to procreate denotes failure of womanhood. In rural traditional Igbo society, pregnancy is not announced until after twelve weeks of gestation when they would then enlist the services of the traditional birth attendant (TBA) for care and guidance. The role of the TBA usually reflects the culture and social structure of the community. In Igbo communities, a TBA is in a way ‘professional’ and may be called upon anytime the need arises. This practice of using only the traditional birth attendants has generated discussions both internationally and in the United States of America about training TBAs. Those so trained will now been renamed as trained traditional birth attendants (TTBAs). A systemic review of TBA training and utilization programs in many developing countries over the past three decades revealed that there are very limited examples of their successful utilization.
|Keywords:||Traditional Practices, Pregancy, Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs)|
Assisitant Professor, Nursing, Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, USA
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