How a Nurse-Midwife in Haiti is Harnessing Contraceptive Knowledge to Better Serve New Mothers

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Staff at the University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, prepare a contraceptive implant for a waiting client. Photo credit: Meredith Jean-Baptiste

Because mothers are able to have a contraceptive implant inserted right after delivery, implants are a vital family planning option for postpartum mothers that allows them to return home after giving birth without worrying about follow-up appointments.

This short video by K4Health shares how Meredith developed a training curriculum for nurse-midwives on respectful maternity care.

Meredith reflects on the success of the program: “We have more women coming in asking for the method than ever before as a result of this quality improvement project.” In fact, 20% of women who deliver at her hospital now go home with a long-acting or permanent contraceptive method, most with an implant.


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