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Impact of integrating a postpartum family planning program into a community-based maternal and newborn health program on birth spacing and preterm birth in rural Bangladesh

Journal Article
(Published September, 2018)
Baqui, A.H. (Author),
Ahmed, S. (Author),
Begum, N. (Author),
Khanam, R. (Author),
Mohan, D. (Author),
Harrison, M. (Author),
al Kabir, A. (Author),
McKaig, C. (Author)
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Short birth intervals are associated with an increased risk of adverse perinatal outcomes. However, reduction of rates of short birth intervals is challenging in low-resource settings where majority of the women deliver at home with limited access to family planning services immediately after delivery. This study examines the feasibility of integrating a post-partum family planning intervention package within a community-based maternal and newborn health intervention package, and evaluates the impact of integration on reduction of rates of short birth intervals and preterm births.

Study findings demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of integrating PPFP interventions into a community based MNH intervention package. Thus, MNH programs should consider systematically integrating PPFP as a service component to improve pregnancy spacing and reduce the risk of preterm birth

 

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Baqui AH, Ahmed S, Begum N, Khanam R, Mohan D, Harrison M, McKaig, C, et al. Impact of integrating a postpartum family planning program into a community-based maternal and newborn health program on birth spacing and preterm birth in rural Bangladesh. J Glob Health. 2018;8(2):020406