Pregnancy and Childbirth Care for the Muna Tribe in Muna Regency

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Era Lestari
Burhanuddin Bahar
Muhammad Farid
Andi Wardihan Sindrang
Anwar Anwar
Eymal Bahsar Demmallino


This study aims to describe the pregnancy care of the Muna tribe in Muna Regency. The research method used is descriptive qualitative, to determine the informants using purposive sampling. The research was conducted in Muna Regency, Southeast Sulawesi. Data was collected through interviews, observation, and documentation. The results of this study indicate that the treatment carried out by the people of Muna Regency is very beneficial. Pregnancy treatment, which is commonly known as doforoghu mina or drinking oil, has an association with medical treatment because the oil used in the treatment of doforoghu mina is real coconut oil which has extraordinary benefits in health sciences such as anti-inflammatory. The diforoghu mina ritual is usually guided by sando, a person who is trusted to take care of pregnant women until the delivery process, sando is in charge of supervising the doforoghu mina ritual performed by pregnant women. The results of this study are expected to provide implications for the need for education from health workers about health for pregnant women with a special target, namely the Muna tribe. This research on prenatal care requires tripartite cooperation between the government, health workers and the community which must be improved and realized in all aspects. With the responsibility of all parties, pregnant women will get the special attention needed.


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Lestari, E., Bahar, B. ., Farid, M. ., Sindrang, A. W. ., Anwar, A., & Demmallino, E. B. . (2022). Pregnancy and Childbirth Care for the Muna Tribe in Muna Regency. Journal of Asian Multicultural Research for Medical and Health Science Study, 3(2), 23-34.


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