PERINATAL BELIEFS AND PRACTICES
AMONG BADJAOS IN JOLO, SULU
A RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTED TO
THE FACULTY OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOL
ATENEO DE ZAMBOANGA UNIVERSITY
IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT
OF THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEGREE OF
MASTER IN PUBLIC HEALTH
DR. RUHIDA CAUBA SARABI
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
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LIST OF FIGURES
TABLE OF CONTENT
Review of Related Literature
Statement of the Problem
Objectives of the Study
Background of the Study
Significance of the Study
Scope and Delimitation of the Study
Data Gathering Procedure
III PRESENTATION AND INTERPRETATION OF
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
Guide Questionnaire Translation
LIST OF FIGURES
1. Conceptual Framework
2. Flowchart of the Study
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1. List of Prenatal Beliefs
Table 2. List of Foods Prohibited During Pregnancy
Table 3. Common Health Problems and Treatments During Pregnancy
Table 4. Birthing Process
Table 5. List of Postnatal beliefs
Table 6. List of Postnatal Practices
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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