Analysis of the Effect of Potassium of Young Coconut Water Consumed by Pregnant Women in the Third Trimester on the Levels of Potassium Saliva of Mothers and the Newborn as well as Meconium Levels of Amniotic Fluid as an Indicator of Meconium Staining

Authors

  • Tri Ratna Ariestini
  • Merryana Adriani
  • Windhu Purnomo
  • Shrimarti Rukmini Devy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.16018

Keywords:

Potassium, young coconut water, pregnant women, meconium

Abstract

Background: Meconium staining of amniotic fluid harms newborns. Pregnant women in Palangka Raya
City have the habit of consuming young coconut water to prevent the meconium staining of amniotic fluid.
Young coconut water contains the highest mineral potassium. Potassium can affect the intestinal peristaltic.
Objective: Analyzing the effect of potassium of young coconut water consumed by pregnant women in
the third trimester on the levels of potassium saliva of mothers and the newborn and meconium levels of
amniotic fluid.
Methods: This study was a prospective cohort study of third-trimester pregnant women. The study sample
was taken randomly, 24 pregnant women who consumed young coconut water and 24 who did not consume
young coconut water.
Results: Potassium levels of young coconut water had a positive correlation with levels of maternal salivary
potassium (b = 0,414, p = 0,000). Maternal salivary potassium levels had a negative correlation with
meconium levels of amniotic fluid (b = -0,603, p = 0,000). Maternal salivary potassium levels through infant
salivary potassium levels had a negative correlation with meconium levels of amniotic fluid (b= -0,205, p
= 0,000).
Conclusion: Young coconut water consumed by pregnant women during the third trimester can prevent the
meconium staining of amniotic fluid

Author Biographies

  • Tri Ratna Ariestini

    Doctoral Program of Public health, Airlangga University, Department of Nursing, Health Polytechnic of
    Palangka Raya

  • Merryana Adriani


    Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga University, Indonesia

  • Windhu Purnomo

    Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga University, Indonesia

  • Shrimarti Rukmini Devy

    Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga University, Indonesia

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Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Analysis of the Effect of Potassium of Young Coconut Water Consumed by Pregnant Women in the Third Trimester on the Levels of Potassium Saliva of Mothers and the Newborn as well as Meconium Levels of Amniotic Fluid as an Indicator of Meconium Staining. (2021). Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 4615-4620. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.16018