FACTORS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHOICE FOR OBSTETRIC DELIVERY AMONG PREGNANT
WOMEN IN IKENNE LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Objectives Maternal and Child Health Outcomes have been
considered a serious global concern in recent times, especially for low
to middle-income countries like Nigeria. The aim of the study was to
identify factors associated with the choice of obstetric delivery among
pregnant women in a local community of Ikenne LG, Nigeria.
Design The study used a validated 32-item questionnaire to
gather demographic information, knowledge about obstetric care, and
participants’ experiences. It involved 200 pregnant women from Ikenne LG
and collected data through an Interviewer-Administered method.
Setting A health education sensitization program and
administration of questionnaires were conducted at the health
facilities. Population or Sample Methods Pregnant women in
Ikenne local government, Ogun state, Nigeria, are surveyed on
demographic characteristics, pregnancy outcomes, personal risk choice,
knowledge of OB delivery services, and obstetric history. Main
outcome They are classified into two independent variables and
dependent variables. Measures The researcher reviewed and
edited questionnaires, with a trained assistant available for
completeness. The SPSS Package was used for data analysis.
Results The study revealed that 73% of participants had their
last deliveries in a hospital, with factors like previous deliveries,
recommendations, government approval, and proximity influencing
birthplace choices. Conclusions In conclusion, factors
associated with the choice of delivery facilities included knowledge,
recommendation, proximity, and perception of risk involved.