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Title Profile and birthing practices of Maranao traditional birth attendants
Posted by Roselyn Butalid
Authors Maghuyop-Butalid, Roselyn; Mayo, Norhanifa A.; Polangi, Hania T.
Publication date 2015/10/27
Journal International Journal of Women's Health
Volume 2015
Issue 7
Pages 859—864
Publisher Dovepress
Abstract This study determined the profile and birthing practices in both modern and traditional ways among Maranao traditional birth attendants (TBAs) in Lanao del Norte, Philippines. It employed a descriptive research design. The respondents were 50 Maranao TBAs selected through the snowball sampling technique. A questionnaire was developed by the researchers to identify the respondents’ modern birthing practices utilizing the Essential Intrapartum and Newborn Care (EINC) Protocol. To determine their profile and traditional birthing practices, items from a previous study and the respondents’ personal claims were adapted. This study shows that Maranao TBAs have less compliance to the EINC Protocol and they often practice the traditional birthing interventions, thus increasing the risk of complications to both mother and newborn.
Index terms / Keywords intrapartum and newborn care, modern birthing practices, traditional birthing practices