DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2320-1770.ijrcog20174070

Awareness of danger signs during pregnancy, labour, child birth and during the first seven days of life attending antenatal care at KAMSRC

Krishna Sahithi J., Gaurav Venkat Cuddapah

Abstract


Background: The main objective of this study was to assess the awareness of danger signs during pregnancy, labour, child birth and during the first seven days of life among the antenatal women attending the OPD of Kamineni Academy of Medical Sciences and Research Centre.

Methods: This was a cross sectional observational study. 200 antenatal women were assessed during the two months study period who attended the antenatal care.

Results: 73.5% of the respondents knew at least one danger sign during pregnancy, 67.5% respondents knew at least one danger sign during labour and 65% of the respondents knew at least one danger sign of New born.

Conclusions: Knowledge of signs of danger in pregnancy, during labour and delivery, and new born was low.


Keywords


Child birth, Danger signs, Labour, Newborn, Pregnancy

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