Towards enhancing everyday pregnancy care: reflections from community stakeholders in South India

N. Bagalkot, N. Verdezoto, M. Lewis, P. Griffiths, D. Harrington, N. Mackintosh, J.A. Noronha

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We need a deeper understanding of the everyday challenges of pregnancy care in lower socio-economic settings in India. This paper reports reflections from three workshops involving multiple stakeholders, conducted as part of a larger project exploring the role of digital technology in enhancing everyday practices of pregnancy care. In particular, this paper only reports our initial engagement with community stakeholders in pregnancy care, including the local public and third-sector network of care-workers. Based on the findings, we present three reflections namely, a) tensions between traditional and everyday care practices versus requirements of modern pregnancy care, b) tensions in coordination between multiple stakeholders in pregnancy care, and c) the role of physical and digital infrastructures in pregnancy care. These reflections are introduced as concerns and highlight opportunities to further inform technology design to enhance everyday care of pregnant women in semi-urban and rural India, and beyond. © 2018 Association for Computing Machinery.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndiaHCI'18: Proceedings of the 9th Indian Conference on Human Computer Interaction
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450362146
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2018
Event9th Indian Conference in Human Computer Interaction - Bengaluru, India
Duration: 16 Dec 201818 Dec 2018
Conference number: 9th


Conference9th Indian Conference in Human Computer Interaction
Abbreviated titleIndia HCI 2018
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  • digital health
  • ICT4D
  • maternal health
  • pregnancy care
  • obstetrics
  • rural areas
  • digital infrastructures
  • digital technologies
  • maternal healths
  • multiple stakeholders
  • technology designs
  • urban and rural
  • human computer interaction


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