The Implementation of Social Network in an Effort to Prevent and Handle Pregnancy and Childbirth Emergency in Karang Bajo Village, North Lombok, Indonesia


  • Novianti Sihombing NIHRD



social network, maternal health, community development


The reduction of maternal mortality remains the main focus of health development target of achievement in many parts of the world as the highest contribution of deaths occurred in developing countries. Social network system developed within community has obstacles in achieving target of maternal mortality reduction. This study used quantitative and qualitative approach. Sampling for each respondent and informant was done using purposive sampling method. Quantitative data collection was undertaken among 90 postpartum women, and 25 qualitative informants. Quantitative results shows attitude and behaviour of women: most women chose delivery at health facility (96.7%) with assistance by health professionals (100%). Almost all respondents received ANC (95.6%), mostly reported of having socialization and information on safe delivery. Result of in-depth interview among community members showed that strategy to overcome obstacles in social network is to include TBA in the social network, as well as report promptly if encounter difficulties in helping childbirth and using “tabulin” to overcome the economic problems of the family. The social network works by exploiting the potential that exists in the community agreed upon and built on initiation within the community itself and proven to be able to overcome various obstacles to prevent and handle the emergency of pregnancy and childbirth


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How to Cite

Sihombing, N. (2019). The Implementation of Social Network in an Effort to Prevent and Handle Pregnancy and Childbirth Emergency in Karang Bajo Village, North Lombok, Indonesia. Proceedings of the World Conference on Women’s Studies, 4(1), 1–14.