AWARENESS OF WHO RECOMMENDATIONS ON ANTENATAL CARE FOR A POSITIVE PREGNANCY EXPERIENCE AMONG NURSING PROFESSIONALS.

Akoijam Mamata Devi

Abstract


Introduction:

Antenatal care promotes good pregnancy outcomes and reduces maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity. Maternal and neonatal mortality rates still high despite of progress in recent years. High quality antenatal care can reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and stillbirths through prevention, as well as early identification and management of pregnancy complications or pre-existing conditions.

Material & method:

Descriptive study o assess awareness of WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience among 60 nursing professional in SGT University, Gurugram. Check list was used to assess awareness. The collected data was analyzed by using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics. Frequency and percentage distribution was used for demographic variables and assessing awareness of WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience. Chi-square test was used to find out association.

Result:

A total of 60 nursing professional were selected purposive sampling technique in SGT University, Gurugram in year of 2017. 37.4% awareness on nutritional intervention, 49.2% on maternal & fetal movement, 21.2% on preventive measure and 30 % on health systems intervention to improve the utilization & quality of antenatal care.

Conclusion:

The study was focused on WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience & widens comprehensive measures of quality antenatal care and raises awareness of the need to better assess experiences of ANC.


Keywords


ANC, maternal, perinatal mortality & morbidity, pregnancy complications

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