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Submitted: 14 September 2017 Modified: 14 September 2017

Herdin Record #: R05-BCHRD-17091419480271

Perinatal Practices of Mothers in Albay: Implications to the Maternal and Child Health.

Researchers

NameRole
1Fe I. Balingbing Researcher

Related Institutions

Institutions NameRole
College of Nursing - Bicol University-Main

Publication Information

1.
Publication Type:
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree:
PhD
Publication Date:
2014

Objectives

Pregnancy and childbirth was natural processes that constitute the most critical stages in a woman's life. Health programs along reducing infant mortality and enhancing maternal health have been implemented in conjunction with the Millennium Development Goals. However, the mothers practices pre, intra and post-natally might have some impact on maternal and child health. This was the main focus of this study.

Abstract

Pregnancy and childbirth was natural processes that constitute the most critical stages in a woman's life. Health programs along reducing infant mortality and enhancing maternal health have been implemented in conjunction with the Millennium Development Goals. However, the mothers practices pre, intra and post-natally might have some impact on maternal and child health. This was the main focus of this study.


 


Findings of this study revealed that most of the practices during pregnancy refer particularly to meeting the nutritional requirements of both mother and baby, complying with necessary immunizations and providing for the mental development of the baby such as listening to music, talking with the baby and maintaining positive outlook in life. For intranatal practices, provisions of care and support by significant others got the highest response. After delivery practices were submitting the baby for immunization, protecting the baby from possible diseases due to severe exposure to environment factors and utilizing measures to induce increased milk production.


 


It could be inferred that the practices of the mothers have specific and medical bases. They have positive effects to both the mother and the baby. Utilization of such useful practices may be sustained.