Women's efforts to solve postpartum problems based on the culture of South Sumatera

Setyowati Setyowati, Rosnani Rosnani

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Objective: This study aims to explore the cultural patterns, habits, and behavior of mothers in overcoming postpartum problems. Method: The study was of a qualitative design with an ethnography approach. A purposive sampling technique was used, and data were obtained from seven participants who identified with Palembang culture. Result: The themes which emerged were: (1) Tiredness, drowsiness, and perineal pain were part of the physical problems of postpartum mothers. (2) Sadness and lack of attention were feelings that occur in postpartum mothers. (3) Traditional practices help with breastfeeding problems and perineal pain. (4) Some traditional interventions help mothers reduce physical problems. (5) Postpartum maternal needs are obtained from the family and community through traditional interventions. (6) The expectation of postpartum mothers is the support of husbands, families and health workers. Conclusion: Mothers’ efforts to solve postpartum problems cannot be separated from habit and the family's culture. Health workers need to facilitate maternal care with a family culture approach.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)653-658
Number of pages6
JournalEnfermeria Clinica
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2019


  • Culture
  • Health problems
  • Postpartum


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