How many children has she had?

Women who have already had one or two babies, and whose children were born alive and healthy, usually have the fewest problems giving birth. Other women may have more problems. First births are often more difficult than later births. Watch carefully for danger signs and have transportation available for emergencies.

For these reasons, it may be safer for a woman who is having her first baby, or who has had five or more babies already, to give birth in a health facility.

Last modified: Sunday, 13 July 2014, 6:11 PM