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Home Visits - Reduced Problems in Pregnancy and Postpartum

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Strategy researched

Universal home visits that discussed risk factors with pregnant women and their spouses, such as domestic violence and heavy work during pregnancy, that could lead to maternal morbidity

Impact achieved

The study reported significant results, with a 12% relative risk reduction (RRR) for raised blood pressure, 27.1% RRR for the swelling of face or hands, and 39.9% RRR for postpartum sepsis.

Country of study

Nigeria

Research methodology

RCT

Journal

BMJ Global Health; 2019

Journal paper title and link

The impact of universal home visits with pregnant women and their spouses on maternal outcomes: a cluster randomised controlled trial in Bauchi State, Nigeria

Excerpt from Abstract

"Home visits reduced upstream maternal risks, improving maternal outcomes without increased use of health services. This could have implications in other settings with poor access to quality antenatal and delivery care services."

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