What is it about?

The article is about barriers or hindrances to the provision of quality care to reduce preterm birth in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Three important barriers were voiced out by the key maternal and child health providers, shortage of human resources, poor communication especially handing over of reports between professionals, and lack of emotional/psychological support of the Midwives in Limpopo Province.

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Why is it important?

Our findings showed that if the midwives in Limpopo province, South Africa receives proper and adequate emotional and psychological support can play a pivotal role in the reduction of preterm births rate and promote quality care of the neonates born before 37 weeks gestation


Writing this article brought me a great experience with the wonderful support of my promoter and my peer who saw my ability in me and kept on showing me the possibility of it being published, this was my first article in the International Journal of high reputation like the AJM.

Thivhulawi Malwela
University of Venda

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This page is a summary of: Perceived barriers to the prevention of preterm births in obstetric units of the Limpopo Province, South Africa, African Journal of Midwifery and Women s Health, April 2022, Mark Allen Group,
DOI: 10.12968/ajmw.2021.0032.
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