International Studies Accepted and Recognised by International Universities
The study on Mothers Touch at University of Oxford revolves around the “Evolving Indian Post-Partum Care through a Service Model: Qualitative Study of Experience and Satisfaction”.
The reasons of taking up this study were:
- Previous studies have explored the traditional belief and practices in cultures other than Indian
- No previous study has focused on the impact of traditional care on the outcome of post natal care
- To explore the experience, satisfaction, and quality of life of new mothers after experiencing the traditional post natal care offered by Mothers Touch team
The goal behind the Mothers Touch Program:
- Bridge the gap between traditional practices and modern society
- Train the traditional birth attendants, care providers, and prepare them for any medical concerns or issues related to childbirth
- Create a regulated industry of demand and supply for better support and employment prospects
The Study Procedure
The study consisted of a mixed-method study using semi-structured interviews. The samples were collected from six different hospital sites in Northern India (Rajasthan, Haryana and Delhi) and inner parts of Maharashtra (tribal community).
It consisted of a selection of 92 participants during their last term of pregnancy who were offered home care by Mothers Touch. The procedures were implemented by the family members, who were briefed about the care and routine to be followed post delivery.
Outcome of the Study
The study revealed that:
- Postpartum care professionals provide mothers with assistance in food, household chores, mother and new-born care solving all the mothers’ needs.
- Mothers get sufficient rest and comfort, which directly helps in their overall emotional and physical wellbeing.
- The professionalism of the personnel providing postpartum home care service make women feel safe.
- The family members’ approval of the postpartum care personnel make women feel their decision to receive the postpartum home visiting service was right, giving them an overall satisfaction.
- The postpartum home care service providers understand the consumers’ feelings better enabling them to improve the experience through appropriate service methods.
This study addressed various important issues. It looked into how women experience and make use of the traditional care. Women clearly explained their emotional and physical comfort from the care and support provided. Also, the study revealed the care mothers felt they needed and how they experienced that help.
Breastfeeding also emerged as a key area with which women felt they needed support with but which was not easily available. Mothers even felt that they needed support with resolving feelings around births and new adjustments.