Author : Enung Harni Susilawati, Eva Sri Rahayu, Gurid PE Mulyo,

Abstract : Train postpartum skill directly of accompaniment carried out by midwife to empowering the mother in her new duties related to the presence of the baby. The purpose of this study was to know the effect of accompaniment through direct Guidance at real situations in postpartum to her independence on newborns care. Design research was a quasi-experimental study with early postpartum subjects in BPM Midwife S and M at Kemang, Bogor. The research subjects were 35 respondents who received the intervention and 35 respondents as control. In this study, the intervention group received mentoring and Guidance for three days in newborn care. On the 7th day, an assessment of independence in newborn care was carried out. The control group received baby care counseling; it was based on midwifery care standards without assistance. The dependent variable was the mother's independence in newborn care. The independent variable was mentoring for the postpartum. Data analysis was using the Mann-Whitney Test. The result shows that there were significant differences in mother's independence in newborns care between both groups, where the intervention group had better independence. with a mean value of 160.55 ± 75,611 and p=0,000 (<0,005). This study concluded that mentoring of postpartum mothers could increase mother's independence in newborns care. Suggestions from this study were to optimize mentoring for postpartum in newborns care to help mothers to had independent and to optimize the return o

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