Pregnancy is an event starting from conception and ending with the onset of labour. To promote the maternal outcome of healthy mothers and babies, husbands are encouraged to increase their participation in pregnancy care. This study aimed to analyse the determinants of the husband’s participation in pregnancy care. This study employed an observational analytic research methodology with a cross-sectional design. The study sample size was 20 pregnant women attending Mulyorejo public health centre in Surabaya city, Indonesia. The sample was selected using the random sampling technique. The respondents were the husbands of the recruited pregnant women. The data was collected using a self-reported questionnaire. The statistical test used was multiple logistic regression analysis. The results of the data analysis showed that the knowledge of pregnancy care and level of education were significantly associated with the husband’s participation in pregnancy care (OR= 0.014 and OR=0.033, respectively). The variables of level of income and parity had no significant relationship with the husband’s participation in pregnancy care. Motivating husbands to increase their support of pregnancy care is crucial to improving the positive maternal and neonatal health status.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Indian Journal of Public Health Research and Development|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2018|
- Antenatal care
- Husband’s participation
- Pregnancy care