Table 1 Health education on birth preparedness and institutional delivery for spouses in the intervention group

From: Effects of health education on spousal knowledge and participation in birth preparedness in Farafenni Regional Hospital, The Gambia: a randomized trial

Sessions 1 Sessions 2
Occurred immediately after the pre-test Occurred at 36 weeks of wives’ gestational age
150 spouse attended and delivered one–to-one 150 spouse attended and delivered one–to-one
Recognition of danger signs of pregnancy and delivery and actions to take Main messages on danger signs of pregnancy and delivery and birth preparedness reviewed
Birth preparedness and complication readiness Signs of normal labour
All spouses counseled and send to donate blood (for complication readiness) Importance of institutional delivery and spousal participation
Summary of main messages and poster on danger signs of pregnancy and delivery given to each spouse to take home Assessed for birth preparedness, if not prepared, spouses were counseled again
Spouses were informed on the expected date of deliveries of their wives and when to come back for the second session Blood donation was assessed and spouses that did not donate blood were counseled and send for blood donation again