Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorMotlolometsi, M.
dc.contributor.advisorMpeli, M. R.
dc.contributor.authorKortman, Ditsietsi Palesa Valeria
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-19T10:28:53Z
dc.date.available2020-11-19T10:28:53Z
dc.date.issued2020-01
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/10671
dc.description.abstractNegative pregnancy outcomes such as stillbirths are an undesirable occurrence in Botshabelo, Free State Province. The fear of such outcomes often propels pregnant women to seek multiple interventions to ensure positive pregnancy outcomes instead. In many African cultures, pregnancy is considered a sensitive life event. Necessarily, traditional methods ought to be in place for the protection of the pregnant woman and her unborn baby. It is against this background that the purpose of the study was to explore and describe the indigenous stories of pregnant Botshabelo women in ensuring positive pregnancy outcomes. The study opted for a qualitative research design approach in its exploration and description of the indigenous stories of pregnant Botshabelo women in their endeavour to ensure positive pregnancy outcomes. In-depth individual interviews were conducted with 12 (twelve) purposively sampled pregnant Botshabelo women for the collection of the study’s empirical data, which was subsequently analysed thematically for the purpose of constructing intelligible categories of meanings in relation to both the investigated problem and the study’s main purpose. The main findings of the study revealed that indigenous beliefs and practices were a vital element during pregnancy among the Botshabelo women. These culturally-steeped beliefs and practices were viewed as fundamentally instrumental and central to the support systems required for sustenance before, during, and after pregnancy. The key recommendations included the implementation of an integrated health system that prioritised collaboration of indigenous and non-indigenous health systems.en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversity of the Free State postgraduateen_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectDissertation (M.Soc.Sc. (Nursing))--University of the Free State, 2020en_ZA
dc.subjectIndigenous storiesen_ZA
dc.subjectPositive pregnancy outcomesen_ZA
dc.subjectEnsuringen_ZA
dc.subjectNegative pregnancy outcomesen_ZA
dc.subjectEffective health systemsen_ZA
dc.titleIndigenous stories of pregnant women in Botshabelo on ensuring positive pregnancy outcomesen_ZA
dc.typeDissertationen_ZA
dc.rights.holderUniversity of the Free Stateen_ZA


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record