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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology

2021, Vol. 5, Issue 6, Part D

Why a third child? A study for evaluation of factors and determinants responsible for third child in a rural medical college hospital in U.P., India
Author(s): Dr. Amrita Saha, Dr. Divya Thomas, Dr. Renu Gupta, Dr. Shashi Shukla and Dr. Siddharth Tyagi
Abstract:
Introduction: The decision of conceiving a baby is always an important step in life of a couple. During our interview with rural pregnant patients with 2 living issues, we found that rural couples try to bear first child as early as possible due to the social pressure or are branded as infertile, to a large extent this child is also a product of desire to procreate. While the idea to conceive the first child is often a straightforward process in the concerned population, the conception of the third child is almost always a multi-faceted, complex and interlinked decision made between couples. This paper studies various factors involved in decision making prior the conception of third child.
Aim and Objective: To evaluate the factors resulting into desire for a third child by pregnant patients with 2 living issues, in a rural Government Medical College & Hospital in U.P.
Methodology: It’s an observational study conducted in Outpatient Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in Government Medical College & Hospital, Kannauj in U.P. by means of predesigned pretested questionnaire allocated to the pregnant patients with 2 living issues, with proper consent.
Results: Interview was conducted on a total of 392 pregnant patients with 2 living issues. Out of them the major influential factors were in-law’s pressure cited by 76.79% females, demand for more siblings was mentioned by 73.21%, affordable child care mentioned by 33.16%. 29.33% females wanted to teach their children values of sharing and caring by having third child, 25% females had two previous female children hence wanted third one in hope of a male child, 22.96% females wanted to take advantage of community support system, more earning members in future was dream of 24.25% females, unfortunate death of elder child was explained by 10.20% females, while pressure from any other person/peer pressure, knowledge from doctor, social media, neighbourhood community pressure was cited by 40.31%, 5.61%, 14.29%, 13.27% females respectively. Wife/Husband’s choice was cited by 5.36% females only.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Amrita Saha, Dr. Divya Thomas, Dr. Renu Gupta, Dr. Shashi Shukla, Dr. Siddharth Tyagi. Why a third child? A study for evaluation of factors and determinants responsible for third child in a rural medical college hospital in U.P., India. Int J Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2021;5(6):238-242. DOI: 10.33545/gynae.2021.v5.i6d.1088
International Journal of Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology