Lt Col Geeta R, Maj Kiran Singh, Maj Rekha Kumari, Capt Seena Mathew, Capt Divya Sunny Martina, Capt Unice Lunglo
Abstract: Background: Good knowledge and positive attitude of spouses of pregnant women regarding antenatal care gives best outcome. Aim: To assess the knowledge and attitude of spouses of pregnant women regarding antenatal care. Method: cross sectional descriptive survey design study from Dec 2018 to Jan 2019. 50 samples were taken from spouses of pregnant women attending ANC OPD and admitted to maternity ward in a territiary care centre. Result: Most of the (80 %) had average knowledge and 96 % had positive attitude about antenatal care. No significant association between the knowledge and socio demographic variables. Conclusion: By improving the health of mother, we contribute to the health of general population. So spouses need to be motivated with more educational and motivational programs on ANC at health centers.
Keywords: Knowledge, Attitude, Spouses, Pregnant women, Antenatal care