THE PRACTISE OF PREGNANCY IN SECLUSION BY NUAULU TRIBE, SERAM ISLAND, REGENCY CENTRAL MALUKU
Keywords:practise of pregnancy, perception, posuno
Introduction: The practise of pregnancy in seclusion is defined as a practise which a Nuauluâ€™s pregnant woman is being secluded or concealed in posuno for 40 days prior giving childbirth.
Purpose: The purpose of this research is to understand the impact of Nuauluâ€™s perception towards practise of pregnancy in seclusion in Rohua Village, Seram Island, Regency Central Maluku.
Methods: The methods used in this research were quantitative and qualitative method. Questioner was used to collect the data. The sample was the total population of all Nuauluâ€™s mothers who have child under 3-year-old. In total, 68 respondents participated in this research.
Results: Most members of Nuaulu tribe have â€œhigh perceptionâ€ towards practise of pregnancy in seclusion. As an example, they have perception that a mother should giving childbirth in Posuno rather than in a Public Healthcare Institution.Â In addition, our respondents still possess the perception that if a mother has done something wrongs (e.g. a mistake, sin, etc), the process of giving childbirth will have certain difficulties. They also believe that bleeding during the process of giving childbirth is common and should not to be worried about. Finally, there is no correlation between Nuauluâ€™s perception and Nuauluâ€™s tradition in regard to pregnancy in seclusion; nevertheless, Nualuâ€™s tribe still show their obedience to their cultural tradition in Village Rohua, Seram Island, Regency Central Maluku.
Conclusion: The majority of Nuauluâ€™s women have a perception that giving birth in Posuno is better than in public healthcare. In addition, giving birth in Posuno is meant to protect the baby and mother from devil. Finally, KIE (Komunication, Informasi, dan Edukasi) is needed for traditional leader and witchdoctor in order to enhance their knowledge about a proper way giving birth according to medical recommendation.Keywords: practise of pregnancy, perception, posuno
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