International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Informative Article | Public Health | Congo | Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020


Inventory of Early Maternity in Lualaba from 2012 to 2014

Kasongo Kayembe Aime [2] | Mundongo Tshamba Henri [2] | Ntambue Mukengeshay Abel | Kakoma Sakatolo Zambeze Jean Baptiste | Malonga Kaj Francoise [2]


Abstract: Early motherhood involves risks of all kinds. Pregnancy and childbirth are the leading cause of death for teenage mothers. Our study pursued the objective of highlighting the state of play of early maternity in Lualaba. We conducted the cross-sectional study in Lualaba province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in 2015. Random sampling at several stages. We administered a questionnaire to 720 adolescent mothers who gave birth before their 19th birthday. The average age at first maternity (16.55 ± 1.9 years). The respondents had good knowledge in preventing pregnancies, but not put into practice. Few (17.5%) of them used contraception improperly while most (57.5%) wanted to use contraception. Teenage mothers in rural areas were respectively at high risk of having incorrect knowledge about the occurrence of pregnancy (OR = 1.2 and 2.8). Hope for replacement (48.4%), complicity with one's child (46.7%) cited as advantages. The dropout rate after childbirth (67.8%). Early marriages (50.7%). The health consequences (70.0%), 60.5% of perineal tears, vesico and / or vaginal fistulas (8.6%). . . have been experienced. Early motherhood has several consequences and requires multidisciplinary involvement to reduce risks.


Keywords: Early motherhood, inventory, Lualaba Province DRCongo


Edition: Volume 9 Issue 4, April 2020,


Pages: 518 - 526


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