International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Gynaecology | India | Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016 | Rating: 6.5 / 10

Effect of Prenatal Teaching on Pregnancy Wellbeing

Megha Kadam [3] | Dr. S. G. Joshi

Abstract: Pregnancy is a normal physiological process but a woman in India predisposes many complications during these days. Almost all of these complications occurred because of lack of knowledge regarding prenatal care and health facility in low-resource settings, and most could have been prevented. An interventional study was conducted to assessed the knowledge regarding prenatal care, to screen out high risk pregnancy and effectiveness of prenatal teaching.60 women were selected by convenient sampling technique from antenatal OPD at selected hospitals in Pune city. Majority of the women 22 (36.6 %) were in age group of >30years.20 (33.3 %) under 25 - 29 years of age and18 (30 %) under 19 24years.42 (70 %) women were primigravidas.57 (95 %) had received two doses of tetanus toxoid immunization.10 % of them were under weight.6.7 % of them had oedema of legs and face.6.7 % of them had hypertension. Findings revealed that pretest knowledge score was less. After prenatal teaching 42 (70 %) of them possess good knowledge and 18 (30 %) under average score. It was observed that there is significant difference between pretest and post test knowledge score. The findings suggest that increases in knowledge level after prenatal teaching and it helps to create awareness in community.

Keywords: Prenatal care, maternal mortality, pregnancy parameters, prenatal teaching, ante-natal OPD

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 5, May 2016,

Pages: 1911 - 1914

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