Background: Meconium staining of amniotic fluid is a meconium mixed with amniotic fluid. Incidence varies from 14% -29% to occur in all races/ethnicities, white, black, and yellow complexion. Pregnant women in Indonesia using coconut water to prevent meconium staining of amniotic. Aim: To explore the culture of pregnant women preventing meconium staining of amniotic using coconut water. Method: Qualitative research with a case study approach in the City of Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan Indonesia. Data collection techniques with in-depth interviews using a structured guide based on the framework of thinking three cultural forms of Honigman, namely values, activities, and objects. Participants consisted of pregnant women, post-partum mothers, parents, traditional leaders, and village midwives-data analysis using thematic. Results: Meconium staining of amniotic can prevent by consuming coconut water during pregnancy. Based on three forms of culture as follows: A. a value, pregnancy believes to be a critical period having the risk of turbidity of the amniotic fluid, so it needs to be purified or prevented with coconut water. b. As a form of activity, coconut water is taken regularly three times a week, starting at seven months of pregnancy until delivery. c. Objects, coconut whose skin is green, can still be scraped off. Conclusions: Meconium staining of amniotic can prevent by consuming coconut water regularly in the third trimester of pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1559-1561
Number of pages3
JournalPakistan Journal of Medical and Health Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020


  • Coconut water
  • Meconium staining of amniotic


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