Midwives should play role in providing information on contraceptives

Midwives should play role in providing information on contraceptives

Illustration - A midwife assisting a labouring woman. (Pexel).

Around 76.6 percent of the contraceptives are administered by the midwife, and contraceptive services are available at the midwives or the local clinic
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Midwives should play a role in furnishing correct and accurate information on post-birth contraceptives and family planning, Chairperson of the Indonesian Midwives Association Dr Emi Nurjasmi stated.

"Around 76.6 percent of the contraceptives are administered by the midwife, and contraceptive services are available at the midwives or the local clinic. Midwives often live within a community where women could easily reach them, particularly when they want to access information regarding contraceptives," Nurjasmi noted during a virtual discussion on women's health to commemorate World Contraception Day.

Postpartum contraceptives are administered by inserting contraceptive devices or through medicines to a woman who recently gave birth until 42 days or six weeks after the delivery of the child, as a woman could carry new pregnancy during the sixth or eighth week after her last labour, she explained.

Nurjasmi encourages women to consult a competent health official if an unplanned pregnancy occurs, as the health official could then suggest a birth control method that the woman could take.

With the current advancements in digital technology, women and mothers could access online family planning consultation services available through the KlikKB online application, where contraception and family planning information are available, as well as in-person consultation services with the midwives and doctors, Nurjasmi stated.

"We also utilize the online platform and KlikKB online application as a media to engage with women and share information and details and also provide family planning counselling," she remarked.

Through the online platform, midwives can provide correct and accurate information on contraception to women. The application is also able to remind contraception users to consume the contraceptive pill to prevent unwanted pregnancy, Nurjasmi remarked.

Apart from information on postpartum contraceptives, women and prospective mothers should also consult with their midwives to prepare for their labour, she noted.

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