pre natal practices

Topics: Childbirth, Pregnancy, Uterus Pages: 64 (14611 words) Published: October 9, 2013
PERINATAL BELIEFS AND PRACTICES
AMONG BADJAOS IN JOLO, SULU

A RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTED TO
THE FACULTY OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA UNIVERSITY
ZAMBOANGA CITY

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT
OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF
MASTER IN PUBLIC HEALTH

BY:
DR. RUHIDA CAUBA SARABI
APRIL 2007

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ACKNOWLEDGMENT
Having gone this far will not be attainable if not for the people who gave me strength, hope and will to write. I would like to thank them, in one way or the other who made this study feasible.
To ALLAH, for the courage and wisdom that made me write this book. To my adviser Dr. Jocelyn Partosa, for having a hard time checking my work. To Dr. Servando Halili for the brilliant ideas and for providing books sources. To the panelists: Dr. Rosemary Arciaga, Dr. Ricardo Ageles and Dr. Fortunato Cristobal for the comments and suggestions in helping me improved this research. To my family: Mama and Papa, Fhet, Boy, Erika and Den for the all-out support, love and understanding.

To Yam, Elmelyn, Aisa, Dunking, Sol and Rap for accompanying me all through out my exposure to the different Badjao community.
To Pan, Pah Gabs and Anti Mon for the warm accommodation and hospitality. To Penchie and Mam Snooky for helping me to get in touch with the Badjao. To Mam Lanie, Mam Ging and Vhan for helping me gather some data. To Phie, Toh and Gene for sharing ideas, happiness and laughter. To Neiz for the boundless friendship and for allowing me to print my data. To Evie for scanning my research pictures.

To Jin for always being there to help and assist.
To RikkiLim Studio and Sir Jay for editing my documentary film. To Blue Tooth Interactive Network Café for allowing me to encode and input all my research work…. And
To the Badjao people of Jolo, Sulu for allowing me to penetrate their subtle ways on pregnancy-related beliefs and practices thus allows me to present this study. RuhidaCaubaSarabi

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
APPROVAL SHEET
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

LIST OF FIGURES
TABLE OF CONTENT
ABSTRACT
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Review of Related Literature

4

Statement of the Problem

9

Objectives of the Study

I

INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study

CHAPTER

9

Significance of the Study
Scope and Delimitation of the Study
CHAPTER

II

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12

METHODOLOGY

13

Research Design

13

Respondents

13

Research Setting

15

Data Gathering Procedure

16

Research Instrument

17
19

CHAPTER
RESULTS
CHAPTER

III PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF

V

CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

49

3

BIBLIOGRAPHY

51

APPENDICES

53

Appendix A

Guide Questionnaire

53

Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E

Guide Questionnaire Translation
Courtesy Letter
Documentations
DVD Documentation

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CURRICULUM VITAE

76

4

LIST OF FIGURES
1. Conceptual Framework

10

2. Flowchart of the Study

18

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1. List of Prenatal Beliefs

22

Table 2. List of Foods Prohibited During Pregnancy

25

Table 3. Common Health Problems and Treatments During Pregnancy

28

Table 4. Birthing Process

29

Table 5. List of Postnatal beliefs

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Table 6. List of Postnatal Practices

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ABSTRACT

This qualitative study was done to gain deep, rich and detailed understanding of the socio-cultural beliefs and practices regarding prenatal and postnatal care among one of the marginalized tribe, the Badjao. The objective of this study is to describe and document the prenatal, natal and postnatal beliefs and practices among Badjaos in Jolo, Sulu. This study did not recommend implementation of any beliefs and practices but has been presented to enhance cultural knowledge about the Badjao. Direct observation as well as informal interview was utilized in the study. Descriptive analysis of the results was employed. Prenatal beliefs of Badjao were related to whole range of human concerns, from the reasons and...

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