School of Nursing and Midwifery, Pakistan
Companionship during labor gives comfort and reassurance to laboring women. Couples should experience this pivotal part of life together for its successful accomplishment. They bestow maternal support and ensure psychological wellbeing. However, there are some health care facilities who don’t permit the woman to bring a companion. The common barriers for not allowing companions during labor are: the utilization of traditional methods by companions, improper architectural layout, various ethnicities, and policies of hospitals. Thus, practical and realistic actions should be taken as discussed in the paper. Therefore, a laboring woman can utilize the choice of a companion during labor.
Maknojia, A S, & Malik, A. Why can’t I have a choice of companion during labor? Barriers to implementation of companion presence. Journal of Asian Midwives. 2021;8(2):39–45.