Related Health Service Provider with Mental Health during Pregnancy


  • Nurul Husnul Lail Department of Public Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia; 2Faculty of Health Sciences, Nasional University, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Rizanda Machmud Faculty of Medicine, Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia
  • Adnil Edwin Faculty of Medicine, Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia
  • Yusrawati Yusrawati Faculty of Medicine, Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia
  • Anwar Mallongi Department Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia



Pregnancy, Mental Health, Midwife as a health service provider


BACKGROUND: Mental illness or mental health problems during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries are very high; the average prevalence reaches 15.6%. Subsequent research was conducted by Indian in the Jakarta and Bogor regions in the period January–June 2018 regarding the incidence of perinatal depression by 23.6% in the Bogor.

AIM: This study aimed to evaluate the mental illness or mental health problems during pregnancy in low- and middle-income countries.

METHODS: This research is qualitative research. This research was conducted in January–June 2019 in the Bogor independent practice midwife. Informants in the study came from the East Jakarta Health Office, Chair of the Indonesian Midwives Association, Head of the Health Center, Coordinating Midwives, Pregnant Women and husbands, and families of pregnant women. Data are analyzed by Regression Logistic.

RESULTS: Construction model mental health of mothers during pregnancy in independent practice midwives is very important and needs attention. Pregnancy is still considered a physical change that needs to be intervened because it is easier to handle and easily detects it. Maternal examination during pregnancy is carried out by midwives, in the implementation of mental health checks during pregnancy for pregnant women, this role has not all been carried out optimally.

CONCLUSION: This research suggests conducting socialization with midwives as well as across-related sectors to get political support in carrying out activities in health facilities and independent practice midwives.


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Lail NH, Machmud R, Edwin A, Yusrawati Y, Mallongi A. Related Health Service Provider with Mental Health during Pregnancy. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Sep. 15 [cited 2023 Oct. 3];8(T2):188-91. Available from:

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