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International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
International Journal of Advance Research in Nursing
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part E
Awareness towards antenatal & postnatal care among the women in Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, BHU Varanasi, UP

Ruchi Kannaujiya and Dr. Usha Srivastava

Background: The concept of health is as old as human social history. Health is integral part of development. Health is a positive state of well-being in which harmonious development of physical and mental capacities of individual lead to enjoyment of rich and full life. According to world health organization Health is a state of complete physical, mental and socio well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. Reproductive Health of women consist of health of the women after puberty and before pregnancy and health care, utilization health services during pregnancy, delivery and postnatal care. The nutritional status of pregnant women directly influences their reproductive performance and birth weight of their child. Maternal health influences the fetus and neonatal health in a number of ways. Mother and child must be considered as one unit. During the Antenatal period, the fetus is a part of mother, during this period the fetus obtains all the building materials and oxygen from mother's blood. After birth the child dependent upon the mother at least up to age of 6 to 9 months, the child is completely dependent on the mother for feeding. The mental and social development of the child is also dependent upon the mother. If the mother dies, the child's growth and development are affected.
Method: A hospital-based cross sectional study was conducted in postnatal ward of Sir Sunder Lal hospital, BHU, Varanasi from 14th June 2015 to 15 January 2017. Altogether 500 respondents were taken and respondents were Mother who had delivered the neonates in SSL hospital.
Result: A total of 500 women studied, about 32% have made more than 3 antenatal care visits to Sir Sunderlal Hospital while about 69% have received PNC service within 24 hours of delivery. There were several factor is finding to affect the antenatal care and postnatal care which are age of the mother education level, reason family income of the house family member in house, employment status of the mother ANC provider, use of iron calcium supplements, type of delivery, mother's health within 24 hours of delivery, neo natal health within 24 hours of birth, care of neonatal.
Conclusion: The finding of the study shows that women was not fully awareness of her care during the pregnancy and also after delivery.
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How to cite this article:
Ruchi Kannaujiya, Dr. Usha Srivastava. Awareness towards antenatal & postnatal care among the women in Sir Sunder Lal Hospital, BHU Varanasi, UP. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(2):292-297.
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