Decision Makin Patterns of Baduy Dalam Community in Referring to the Cases of Maternal and Neonatal Emergencies
The pattern of decision-making was not a simple matter because many factors
involved. Baduy Dalam society is keeping the tradition and difficult to received health program.
Pregnancy and childbirth still used traditional ways. It caused by the people of Baduy Dalam
still adhered strongly to their culture. The objective of the research was to describe the pattern
of decision making of Baduy Dalam when referring to the case of maternal emergency to the
hospital. The method is qualitative used, the subject was the mother who had experienced
complications during pregnancy and maternity, data collection through interview and content
analysis. The results of mother perception of maternal emergency cases was normal and destiny
that must be accepted. Emergency cases both in pregnancy and childbirth were usually self-
medicated according to their beliefs, with the help of paraji, drinking a potion (panglay). If it
was unsuccessful, the family asked a community leader to call the midwife or take the patient to
a midwife's practice. In Baduy Dalam there was no means of health services because it was
against the existing customary rules. Suggestion for Health Department, the reach health service
at that place without eliminating the characteristic of Baduy culture.