International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Open Access | Fully Refereed | Peer Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064




Downloads: 113

Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015


Maternal and New-Born Care Practices by Traditional Delivery Care Givers: A Cross Sectional Survey

Leena Sankar J L, M Amudha


Abstract: India is a country of great diversity with 29 states and 6 union territories, all varying in language, culture and social traditions. Tradition is defined as belief, custom or way of doing things, that has existed over a long time among a particular group of people. Maternal and child health is influenced by many customs and beliefs. In India marriage is universal and family is incomplete without a child. Various community data obtained support a strong influence of various cultural practices on mortality and morbidity of the mother and new-born. Aim 1) To identify the practices of maternal care and new-born care by traditional delivery care givers.2) To determine the association between maternal and new-born care practices and selected socio-personal variables.3) To identify the harmful maternal and new-born care practices by traditional delivery care givers and provide remedial teaching to modify them. Material and Methods A descriptive exploratory study was conducted among 200 traditional delivery care givers, selected by convenient sampling from authorised home nursing agencies in Thiruvananthapuram City Corporation, using a semi structured interview schedule prepared by the researcher. Findings Majority of subjects (65 %) are following beneficial maternal and new-born care practices and 35 % are following harmful ones. Conclusion More than half of traditional delivery care givers followed beneficial maternal and new-born ocare practices. Remedial teachings after identification of practices were given and correct practices reinforced with rationale. The study recommends periodic review of these practices and a cadre of properly trained personnel to take care of mother and baby at home.


Keywords: Maternal care Practices, New-born care practices, Delivery care giver


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015,


Pages: 2028 - 2032


How to Cite this Article?

Leena Sankar J L, M Amudha, "Maternal and New-Born Care Practices by Traditional Delivery Care Givers: A Cross Sectional Survey", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=NOV151659, Volume 4 Issue 11, November 2015, 2028 - 2032

How to Share this Article?

Enter Your Email Address


Similar Articles with Keyword 'Maternal'

Downloads: 108

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Nigeria, Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014

Pages: 1037 - 1040

Obstetric Performance in Pregnant Nigerian Women Aged 40 Years and Above at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) Between 2007 and 2011

Ayodeji A. Oluwole, Ochuwa A. Babah, Oladapo C. Adejuwon, Joseph A. Olamijulo, Bosede B. Afolabi, Boniface A. Oye-Adeniran

Share this Article

Downloads: 109

Review Papers, Medicine Science, Albania, Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014

Pages: 1580 - 1584

The HELLP Syndrome: Clinical Issues and Complications. Management and Two Different Profilatic Considerations and Treatments: Heparin vs Dexamethason: A Review

Prof. A. Manaj, E. Bylykbashi, M. Muhametaj M. D., I. V. Bylykbashi

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'care'

Downloads: 43

Review Papers, Medicine Science, India, Volume 5 Issue 10, October 2016

Pages: 1497 - 1500

A Review Article on Training Nurses in Patient Education and Communication: A Step towards Selecting Methods for Training Nurses in Patient Rights

Sonia E D' Souza; Dr. Ghulam Jeelani Qadiri

Share this Article

Downloads: 44

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Iraq, Volume 6 Issue 7, July 2017

Pages: 1515 - 1520

Baseline Needs Assessment for Breast Cancer Awareness and Management among Paramedical Health Care Providers in Iraq

Nada A.S. Alwan; Wafa' M. Alattar; Nawar Al Mallah; Thamira K. Hassoun

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Practices'

Downloads: 90

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Albania, Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014

Pages: 1577 - 1582

Pain Management And Evaluation Cancer Patients From Staff In Oncology Nursing Service University Hospital Centre Mother Teresa In Tirana, Albania

Zamira IMERAJ, Arianit KOKOBOBO, Sadi BEXHETI, Rudina PIRUSHI

Share this Article

Downloads: 106

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020

Pages: 622 - 623

Awareness of Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya and Hygiene Practices in Rural School Children

Shalini Sunderam, Anju Prabha Kumari, Santosh Kumar Soren, Manish Deo, Vivek Kashyap

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Newborn'

Downloads: 107

Case Studies, Medicine Science, Turkey, Volume 7 Issue 9, September 2018

Pages: 828 - 830

Isolated Segmental Sigmoid Structure after Necrotizing Enterocolitis: A Rare Localization of the Stricture Out of the Late Complication

Ismail Topal, Mustafa Yasar Ozdamar, Mustafa Imamoglu

Share this Article

Downloads: 111

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 5 Issue 11, November 2016

Pages: 1823 - 1826

Musculoskeletal Birth Defects at a Tertiary Centre and Associated Maternal Risk Factors

Dr. Shaidul Islam Borah, Dr. Ashish Kr. Bhattacharjee, Dr. Rituparna Baruah

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'practices'

Downloads: 90

Research Paper, Medicine Science, Albania, Volume 3 Issue 11, November 2014

Pages: 1577 - 1582

Pain Management And Evaluation Cancer Patients From Staff In Oncology Nursing Service University Hospital Centre Mother Teresa In Tirana, Albania

Zamira IMERAJ, Arianit KOKOBOBO, Sadi BEXHETI, Rudina PIRUSHI

Share this Article

Downloads: 106

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 9 Issue 8, August 2020

Pages: 622 - 623

Awareness of Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya and Hygiene Practices in Rural School Children

Shalini Sunderam, Anju Prabha Kumari, Santosh Kumar Soren, Manish Deo, Vivek Kashyap

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'Delivery'

Downloads: 96

Case Studies, Medicine Science, India, Volume 7 Issue 1, January 2018

Pages: 1707 - 1708

A Case of Unusual Presentation of Takayasus Arteritis with Rheumatic Heart Disease

Dr. Viral Patel, Dr Kamal Pathak, Dr AlpeshVadher

Share this Article

Downloads: 102

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 3 Issue 6, June 2014

Pages: 2144 - 2147

Prevalence of Unnatural Death among Reproductive Aged Females in Varanasi Area India

Awdhesh Kumar, Surendra Kumar Pandey

Share this Article

Similar Articles with Keyword 'giver'

Downloads: 93

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 3 Issue 4, April 2014

Pages: 586 - 593

Effectiveness of Structured Education on Caregivers Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Colostomy Care

Arun Kadam, Mahadeo B Shinde

Share this Article

Downloads: 95

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 3 Issue 4, April 2014

Pages: 550 - 557

Knowledge of Mental Illness among Caregivers of Alcoholics

Amol Desai, Mahadeo Shinde, Vaishali Mohite

Share this Article
Top