ANEMIA PREGNANT WOMEN CONSUMPTION ADDITIONAL BLOOD TABLETS TO PREVENT STUNTING IN GUNUNG KIDUL DISTRICT
(Study in the Working Area of the Rongkop Community Health Center)
The noncompliance of anemic pregnant women in consuming blood-supplemented tablets can increase the risk of a stunting baby. This study aims to describe the non-compliance and causes of non-compliance for pregnant women with anemia in Gunungkidul Regency, the working area of the Rongkop Community Health Center in consuming Blood Plus Tablets to prevent stunting. The research was conducted using qualitative methods. The main informants in this study were 4 anemia pregnant women with criteria aged 15-24 years, pregnancy of the first child, gestational age in the second-third trimester, and having participated in Antenal Care services. Triangulation informants in this study were 4 husbands of anemic pregnant women and 1 midwife. The results showed that anemic pregnant women received blood-supplemented tablets from 4 months of gestation. The number of blood added tablets received is 60 to 90 tablets, of which 2 to 7 tablets are not consumed. The non-compliance of anemic pregnant women in consuming more blood-supplemented tablets is due to forgetting to bring them when traveling, forgetting to drink and falling asleep and husbands do not have the heart to wake up. In terms of knowledge, anemic pregnant women do not have sufficient knowledge about the benefits of blood supplemented tablets. The lack of knowledge is not only experienced by anemic pregnant women, but also in the families of anemic pregnant women. As for the factor of family support, anemia pregnant women received more dominant instrumental support, namely the family taking anemic pregnant women to have their pregnancy checked by health workers. So far, the role of health workers has only been giving orders to take medication, while no explanation has been given about the benefits of blood-supplemented tablets and their relation to efforts to prevent stunted babies.
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