What is it about?

Our study focuses on the care that mothers receive after giving birth in Indonesia. This care, known as postnatal care, is crucial for both the mother's and baby's health. We looked at how many mothers get this care and found that many are not getting enough. We also discovered that there are differences in access to this care between different regions of Indonesia. We believe that improving access to postnatal care is important to ensure the well-being of mothers and babies. Our findings can help shape better policies to make sure all mothers receive the care they need after giving birth.

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Why is it important?

Our study comes at a crucial time when improving maternal and child health is a global priority. The high maternal mortality rate in Indonesia, particularly during the postnatal period, is a pressing issue. Our research sheds light on the disparities in postnatal care utilization across different regions, providing valuable insights for policymakers and healthcare providers. By addressing these gaps, we can work towards reducing maternal mortality and ensuring better health outcomes for both mothers and babies. This timely and impactful work has the potential to drive positive change in healthcare policies and practices, making it relevant and important for a wide readership.


Personally, I am motivated by the potential impact our research could have on improving the lives of mothers and infants in the country. It is my hope that our work will inspire policymakers, healthcare professionals, and organizations to prioritize accessible and equitable postnatal care services.

Mr Ferry Efendi
Universitas Airlangga

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This page is a summary of: Regional disparities in postnatal care among mothers aged 15-49 years old in Indonesia, F1000Research, February 2021, Faculty of 1000, Ltd.,
DOI: 10.12688/f1000research.50938.1.
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