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Profile and birthing practices of Maranao traditional birth attendants

Authors Maghuyop-Butalid R, Mayo N, Polangi H

Received 4 August 2015

Accepted for publication 6 October 2015

Published 27 October 2015 Volume 2015:7 Pages 859—864

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S93735

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Elie Al-Chaer


Roselyn Maghuyop-Butalid, Norhanifa A Mayo, Hania T Polangi

College of Nursing, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, Iligan City, Philippines

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.

Keywords: intrapartum and newborn care, modern birthing practices, traditional birthing practices
 

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