Maternity Care In Pakistan: Exploring Cultural Beliefs And Resource Allocation

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Eman Khan
Dr. Abid Ghafoor Chaudhry

Abstract

This article aims to shed light on the dynamics of Maternity Care in Pakistan by examining the relationships of cultural beliefs and resource allocation with it. It provides suggestions for improving the standard, accessibility of resources for pregnant women as well as exploring the diverse cultural beliefs women experience during pregnancy.


The complex relationship between cultural perspectives and resource allocation in Pakistan’s maternity care has an important effect on pregnant mother’s experiences and outcomes. It explores the web of cultural norms, traditions, and socioeconomic factors that influence women’s experiences and access to healthcare in Pakistan. Drawing upon a comprehensive review of existing literature and qualitative data, this study also explores the different elements of the cultural beliefs surrounding pregnancy also shedding light on traditional practices, familial influences, social networks and new medical inventions.


Moreover, this article also investigates the problems caused by the distribution of resources in the Pakistani healthcare system, including disparities in infrastructure, the behavior of the staff towards patient, and availability of maternal services regarding health. The method of data collection has been qualitative.


Approximately twenty-five Islamabad’s locals, including mothers, pregnant women, and medical professionals, participated in in-depth interviews that provided the data about the insights of the cultures. The literature review was done to analyze the situation of hospitals for maternity care in Pakistan and the budget

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Maternity Care In Pakistan: Exploring Cultural Beliefs And Resource Allocation. (2024). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(2). https://ijhs.com.pk/index.php/IJHS/article/view/577
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Maternity Care In Pakistan: Exploring Cultural Beliefs And Resource Allocation. (2024). INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HUMAN AND SOCIETY, 4(2). https://ijhs.com.pk/index.php/IJHS/article/view/577