Selection of Birth Attendants for Mothers who Have Attended Classes for Pregnant Women at Garuda and Pasundan Public Health Center Bandung City
Keywords:maternity class, traditional birth attendants, childbirth
One of the breakthroughs in reducing MMR is the implementation of the Birth Planning and Complication Prevention (P4K) program which is able to increase the coverage of delivery assistance by health personnel. One of the P4K programs is the Pregnant Women Class. This program aims to increase knowledge and change the behavior of pregnant women and their families. This study aims to determine the selection of birth attendants from mothers who have attended classes for pregnant women at Garuda Public Health Center and Pasundan Health Center, Bandung City. Descriptive with a cross-sectional approach, using primary data collected by survey method through a questionnaire distributed on 26-28 June 2012 to 30 mothers. It was found that the description of the characteristics of postpartum mothers who have participated in the class of pregnant women is 80% aged 20-35 years, 56.67% high school education, 96, 67% unemployment, and 70% parity 2-3. Postpartum mothers who have good knowledge, about safe delivery are 66.67% and postpartum mothers who choose birth attendants by health personnel are 90%. The conclusion of this study is that the selection of birth attendants in postpartum women who have attended the class of pregnant women is mostly assisted by health personnel (doctors or midwives).