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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 4, Part A

Knowledge and practices regarding antenatal care among pregnant females visiting antenatal clinic at tertiary care hospital in Delhi
Author(s): Dr. Pragya Jain and Dr. Vaishali Jain
Abstract:
Introduction: Antenatal care is an effective tool to reduce both infant and maternal mortality rates. So present study was carried out, to assess the knowledge and practices regarding antenatal care among the pregnant females.
Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out in Lady Hardinge Medical College Delhi with sample of 500 pregnant women using pretested questionnaire.
Results: In our study 58% had knowledge about tetanus toxoid immunization, 13.8% were aware of HIV screening, majority preferred hospital 87.2% as place of delivery, 62.4% visited ANC clinic for fetal reasons, 81.4% had no knowledge about danger signs of pregnancy.
Conclusion: Community awareness should be created to improve antenatal care. Proper utilization of antenatal care reduces both maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Pragya Jain, Dr. Vaishali Jain. Knowledge and practices regarding antenatal care among pregnant females visiting antenatal clinic at tertiary care hospital in Delhi. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2020;4(4):12-15. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2020.v4.i4a.613
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology