Health Communication through Online Media: The Using of Pregnancy Applications as Alternative Health Resources for the Millennial Mother in Indonesia

Utari, Syifa Astasia and Astuti Zebua, Winda Dwi (2020) Health Communication through Online Media: The Using of Pregnancy Applications as Alternative Health Resources for the Millennial Mother in Indonesia. In: ICSS 2019, 5-6 November 2019, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Abstract

One of the red reports in Indonesia is the high mortality of mothers associated with the process of pregnancy, childbirth, and handling. The condition will be different if people's knowledge about health and pregnancy can be improved, so they are able to perform early detection in a simple way after obtaining essential information that is easily accessible before finally handled by the party Medical. Now, the power of communication and information devices can also be used by various circles at a relative affordable cost. Including millennial mothers, also those working mothers and who reside far from the city who often constrained by distance and time to have their pregnancy checked directly to the doctor. Starting from the phenomenon, there are various digital online applications that provide features around health and pregnancy complete with detailed descriptions and interesting visualizations such as The Asian parents, Pregnancy +, Teman Bumil, Halo Bumil, and others. Besides profitable business, the goals of these digital applications are to suppress maternal mortality by raising their awareness to always pay attention to their health condition through the information obtained from the application during pregnancy until post-childbirth. This research explains the phenomenon of the use of pregnancy applications experienced by mothers in Indonesia, how their motives and experiences during the use of health application.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: health communication internet millennial mother pregnancy digital application
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: EAI Editor IV
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2021 14:08
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2021 14:08
URI: https://eprints.eudl.eu/id/eprint/5580

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