Mary Francine Alfabeto,
Luigi Dan Alit,
Jose Evangelista Jr.,
Ann Marielle Reynoso,
Ivy Grace Villalobos,
Jireh Marielle Zaragoza
College of Medicine - West Visayas State University
Background: Postnatal care (PNC), as defined by WHO, is the provision of services concerning issues of the mother and the newborn from birth up to 6 weeks (42 days). About two-thirds of all maternal mortalities occur during the postnatal period thus availing of postnatal services is especially important in order to receive suitable medical counsel. Several studies indicate that PNC service utilization is affected by several different factors . however, the determinants of utilization of PNC services are different across culture and socioeconamic status within a society. Thus, Assessing factors affecting utilization of postnatal care services in different setup areas is important to improve maternal and child health services.
Objectives: This study aimed to describe experiences and to identify barriers to government -based postnatal care service utilization of mothers Barangays in Janiuay, Iloilo.
Method: study design was used. Probability proportional to size sampling was used to determine the number of participants and simple random sampling for the selection of participants. The study was conducted in 10 selected baraangays in Janiuay, Iloilo Collection of data was done using an interview schedule and questionnaire translated to Hiligaynon. Data was analyzed using IBM SPSS statistics 20.
Result: out of 279 mothers, 267
Conclusion: There is a high level of PNC service utilization in Janiuay, Iloilo however the number of PNC visits