Document Type : Original Article


1 Polytechnic of Health Kartini Bali. Doctor Program, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

2 Department of Reproduction Health, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

3 Department of Administration Health Policy, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

4 Department of Occupational Health and Safety, Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia

5 Department of Anatomy and Physiology Faculty of Medicine Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia

6 Departement Promotion Section Faculty of Public Health, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia


BACKGROUND: In the last 20 years, the public health community has expressed concerns over
the unprecedented increase of cesarean section (CS) delivery. Rising global concerns over this
escalation that has gone out of control should not be overseen. The purpose of this study is to
develop an application‑based education model and prenatal yoga to reduce the occurrence of
cesarean section (CS) delivery.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: This studywasan exploratory mixed methodsresearchthat consisted of
twostages: stage 1, which wasa qualitative study on model formulation through in‑depth interviews
and forum group discussions (FGDs); and stage 2, which aimed to test whether the formulated model
was effective in reducing the occurrence of cesarean section delivery.
CONCLUSION: The result of this study wasused todevelop an application‑based education model,
which wascombined with prenatal yoga, to reduce the occurrence of cesarean section delivery.


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