Husband’s Support in the Taking-hold Phase of Postpartum (Phenomenology Study)


  • Elsye Maria Rosa Department of Public Health, Master of Hospital Administration, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Bantul, Indonesia
  • Popy Apriyanti Department of Midwifery, Masters of Midwifery, University of Aisyiyah Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia
  • Dhesi Ari Astuti Department of Midwifery, Masters of Midwifery, University of Aisyiyah Yogyakarta, Sleman, Indonesia



Husband's Support, Phenomenology Study, Postpartum


BACKGROUND: The puerperium is a period that begins after the birth of the placenta and ends when the uterus organs return to their pre-pregnancy state, which lasts for about 6 weeks or after delivery until 42 days of delivery. This period is a crucial period for mothers and newborns because, at this time, mothers are required to adapt to their new role of being a mother.

AIM: This study aims to explore the husband’s support in the taking-hold phase of postpartum primigravida cesarean section and normal labor.

METHODS: This study used a qualitative research design employing a phenomenological approach. The purposive sampling method was utilized in selecting 10 informants. Data analysis used a Colaizzi analysis and Nvivo 12 Plus software.

RESULTS: The results showed that the husband’s support influenced postpartum mothers in the (1) emotional changes, (2) baby care, (3) wound care, and (4) nutritional fulfillment.

CONCLUSION: The husband’s support in the taking-hold postpartum phase was proven to deal with psychological adaptation and help postpartum maternal health care.


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Rosa EM, Apriyanti P, Astuti DA. Husband’s Support in the Taking-hold Phase of Postpartum (Phenomenology Study). Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Mar. 19 [cited 2022 Dec. 6];9(T4). Available from: