Persepsi Ibu Hamil Terhadap Keberadaan Bidan Di Desa

Helper Sahat P. Manalu • Rachmalina S. Prasodjo • Kasnodihardjo Kasnodihardjo
Journal article Indonesian Journal of Health Ecology • December 2005 Indonesia

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The inclined rate of infant mortality and maternal mortality in Indonesia has urged the Government to conduct various efforts to reduce Infant Mortality and Maternal Mortality. One of the Ministry of Health Program is placing midwives in Villages. According To Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey 2002-2003, the Maternal Mortality rate is 307 per 100,000 live births and the infant mortality rate is 35 per 1,000 live births. Tendency of the diminuation of Maternal Mortality Rate is an estimated image due to sampling errors it was difficult to ascertain the diminuation of Maternal Mortality Rate. This paper is a part of the study of village midwife perception about their duty, role and function in Tangerang District. The result of research showed positive community acceptance of the existence of midwives in the villages and her working relationship with other officers in the villages is mutual. In villages, pregnant mothers have used midwives to assist delivering their babies although some of them are still assisted by Traditional Birth Attendants. The data from Tangerang District Health Office indicated that percentage of pregnant women who control their pregnancy to Puskesmas for the first time (K1 coverage) is 69,56 percent, while coverage of full antenatal care during their pregnancy (K4) to Puskesmas is 59,66 percent. It is assumed that the rest of the mothers still assisted by Traditional Birth Attendants (TBAs), because in 1999 the role of TBAs is still high enough, which is 16,29 percent. Midwives are expected to live and stay in the village so they can motivate mothers. It is suggested that although community have received Midwife services, but their service still needs to be improved, so in the future all delineries can be assisted by Midwifes.




Indonesian Journal of Health Ecology

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