International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice
2018, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
An exploratory study to assess the knowledge regarding antenatal care among the pregnant mothers in Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical Foundation and Research Centre, Pune city
Shaily Anand Bikai, Sonal Bongane, Trupti Shinde and Apeksha Sonule
The maternal health status was noted to be lower as compared to other developed countries. Promotion of maternal and child health has been one of the most important components of family welfare programme. For sustainable growth and development of country, there is need to improve care in the country & Safe motherhood by providing good antenatal care and it is very important to reduce maternal mortality ratio and infant mortality rate and to achieve millennium development goal. An exploratory study to assess the knowledge regarding antenatal care among the pregnant mothers in Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical Foundation and Research Centre, Pune city. With the Objective:-
1. To assess the knowledge regarding antenatal care of pregnant mother’s.
2. To associate finding’s with selected demographic variables.
One Research methodology: The study design non-experimental, Research and approach use was 60 samples Non-probability convenient sampling technique were use and selected from Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical Foundation and Research Centre, Pune City. Pilot study was conducted from 27/2/18 to 28/2/18 Finding Result was conducted from 17/3/18 to 21/3/18, Final study was conducted from February 26th to march 13th. Majority 29 (48.67%) of the mothers fall in the age group of 24 – 29 years and 5 (8.33%) mother were above 35 years. Majority 35 (58.30%) of the mothers were educated up to higher secondary level and 2 (3.3%) of the mothers were educated up to post-Graduation level. Majority of the mothers 42 (70%) were house makers. Majority of the mothers 32 (53.4%) were primi-gravida. Majority of the mothers 26 (43.4%) were of the gestational age 36-40 weeks. All the sample finding are 50 -50% equal to joint ant nuclear family. Majority of the antenatal mothers 36 (60%) were having knowledge score of 8-12 which was considered as average knowledge. 5 (8.4%) antenatal mothers were having knowledge score of 12-17 which was considered as good knowledge. 19 (31.6%) antenatal mothers were having score of 00 – 07 which was considered as poor knowledge. According to this findings Study shows that antenatal mother whose having poor knowledge need to improve their knowledge regarding antenatal care. There is no any association between selected findings with the demographic data.