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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Print ISSN: 2522-6614, Online ISSN: 2522-6622

International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2020, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part C

Impact of practicing selected postnatal self-care aspects on prevention and management of selected postnatal complications among postnatal mothers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, June 2015
Author(s): Injety Vineela
Abstract: Background: Postnatal mothers are vulnerable to postpartum complications. It is highly crucial period of caring mother with major and minor complications include Anaemia, puerperal sepsis, mastitis, breast abscess, sub-involution, thromb0-embolism, constipation, haemorrhoids, can endanger mother’s health.
Mothers are in need to recognize the importance of practicing selfcare aspects such as general body hygienic care, breast care, breast feeding practices, perineal hygiene, bladder and bowel care, performing postnatal exercises with a well-balanced diet.
Aims and Objectives
1. Find out existing selected postnatal complications (Breast Complications, Perineal Infections, Anaemia, Sub-Involution, Urinary Incontinence, Constipation, Haemorrhoids and Varicose veins.
2. Develop and implement structured instructions on selected postnatal self-care aspects (General body care, Breast care, Perineal care, Bladder and Bowel care, Early ambulation, Postnatal exercises and diet.
3. Assess the status of selected postnatal complications after practicing selected postnatal self-care aspects.
Inclusion criteria
. Postnatal mothers within first 15 days, excluding the day of delivery.
. Mothers who underwent vaginal deliveries (Episiotomy, vacuum and forceps)
Exclusion criteria: Postnatal mothers with Psychiatric illness/ any medical illness.
Materials and Methods: Non-probability convenient sampling method was used for the study. Postnatal mothers after taking written consent provided with structured instructions about self-care aspects selected and the sample are asked to answer the questionnaire before and after practicing the selected self-care aspects.
Results: Post-test assessment reveals the down scale results of selected postnatal complications after practicing selected self-care aspects among postnatal mothers.
Conclusion: Absolute planned intervention on postnatal care facilitated the mothers a complication free puerperium.
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Injety Vineela. Impact of practicing selected postnatal self-care aspects on prevention and management of selected postnatal complications among postnatal mothers in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, June 2015. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(1):161-163. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i1c.457
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