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Table 2 Participants knowledge on the benefits of a female labor companion

From: Is the policy of allowing a female labor companion feasible in developing countries? Results from a cross sectional study among Sri Lankan practitioners

Benefits Number of practitioners
Improved moral support to mothers 61 (96.8%)
Improved care by health workers 48 (76.2%)
Advantages to establishment of breast feeding 39 (61.9%)
Reduced instrumental and caesareans deliveries 33 (52.4%)
Shortened length of labor 32 (50.8%)
Reduction in the need of augmentation 28 (44.4%)
Improve neonatal outcome 27 (42.9%)
  1. Multiple responses were accepted for this question. 63 participants responded for the question