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Table 1 Barriers, Enablers to SSC and Solutions to promote SSC

From: Barriers and enablers to skin-to-skin contact at birth in healthy neonates - a qualitative study




Skewed health-care staff client ratio in the labor room

 • Lack of Personnel

 • Time Constraints

Knowledge of Benefits

 • Motivation by Pediatricians

Dedicated bystander

 • Dedicated staff

 • Relative/family member

Apprehensions related to the procedure

 • Concern of Safety

 • Dilemma in decision making

Structured periodic inter-department teaching

 • Training staff

 • Reinforcement by Demonstration

 • Interdepartmental dialogue

Parochialism towards SSC

 • Lack of Awareness

 • General lack of belief

 • Lack of constant motivation

Maternal Acceptance

Antenatal awareness

 • Creating demand

Interdepartmental Issues

Minor barriers

 • Interference with other clinical procedures

 • Gender preference for the newborn

Positive Experience

Early SSC – a practical alternative