The objective of this study is to determine factors that influence the place of delivery in the rural region of Labrousse, Haiti
This study employed a cross-sectional survey design to collect data using an anonymous interview guide comprising structured questions and made up of two parts: 1- Identification of personal and socio-cultural parameters. 2-Identification of the reasons for the place of the last childbirth.
The study was conducted fromSeptember to November 2017 in Notre-Dame of Lourdes of Labrousse community health center and the area catered to by it. Labrousse is a rural community located in the 3rd communal section of Miragoâne about 19 kilometers from the main road, in the department of Nippes.
The survey included 92 women aged 13–46 years, live in the area who had at least one birth in the last 1–3 years by the time of data collection.
75% of women gave birth to their last child at home. 76% of home births were assisted by a matron or traditional practitioner. age, religion, level of education of mothers and fathers, distance between home and health facility, availability of transportation and prenatal follow-up are significant factors (P <0.05) that influence the choice of delivery place.
Acting on the factors influencing the delivery place in Labrousse would make it possible to bridge this gap between the number of home births and the number of births in healthcare facility.