International Journal of
Nursing and Midwifery

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Nurs. Midwifery
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2456
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJNM
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 169

Full Length Research Paper

Women’s perception of male involvement during pregnancy and labour in University College Hospital, Ibadan

Iyanuoluwa O. Ojo.
  • Iyanuoluwa O. Ojo.
  • Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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Adegolarin A. Fafure
  • Adegolarin A. Fafure
  • Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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Odinaka B. Ani
  • Odinaka B. Ani
  • Department of Nursing, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 21 May 2019
  •  Accepted: 10 July 2019
  •  Published: 31 December 2019

Abstract

In Nigeria, male involvement practice is almost a mirage in term of labour and delivery support among women. In spite, of it help at reducing complications. The aim of the study is to assess perception of different tribes towards male involvement during pregnancy and labour, the educated, non educated, employed, unemployed and perceived barriers respectively. A descriptive cross-sectional research design was employed. Self structured questionnaires were used to elicit information. Descriptive statistics were used to present results and hypotheses tested with chi square P≥ 0.05. Majority of the respondents were Yoruba (91%) and they had a good perception. Furthermore, (94%) of the educated had good perception and (57%) employed respondents had a good perception. About, 48.6% of the respondents opined that major barrier to male involvement is lack of adequate infrastructure. Therefore, there is a great need to address infrastructure and hospital policy, that will in turn  lead to a good outcome for labour in women.

Key words: Male involvement, perception, labour, pregnancy.