The child birth need not be a painful process, where women have to undergo unendurable pain because in the present-day underwater deliveries can reduce the labor pain by 70 percent which is the method for reducing painful delivery. Water delivery procedure is the best in form of reducing pain and can be widely used by spreading knowledge and awareness regarding the process. Water birth is a safe method for painless delivery, which takes place in pool or a tub filled with warm water. Water being a cooling agent helps the mother to relax physically and mentally.
Methodology: The study is based on quantative research approach this was a quasi-experimental one group pre-test post-test research design. The setting AF the study was VSPM Madhuribai Deshmukh Institute of Nursing Education, Lata Mangeshkar Hospital, Dighod Hills, Nagpur, sample size was 60. Sampling technique was non probability convenience sampling for the sample. The tool was structured questionnaire. This was pre-test. the planned teaching pogramme was organised for the student and after 7th day of pre-test and planned teaching programme the post-test is been conducted to assess the change in knowledge.
Result: The level of knowledge were seen in 5 categories i.e poor, average, good, very good, excellent. The assessment of level of pre-test knowledge of GNM 3rd year student nurses reveals that highest percentage of respondent 40 (66.67%) had average knowledge with there score ranging between 7-12 and 14 (23.33%) had good knowledge with there score ranging between 13-18, while 6 (10%) had poor knowledge with there score ranging between 0-6. The assessment of level of post-test knowledge of GNM 3rd year student nurses reveals that the highest percentage of respondent 35 (58.33%) had very good knowledge with their score ranging between 19-24 and 12 (20%) had excellent knowledge with their score ranging between 25-30, while 13(21.66%) had good knowledge with their score ranging between 13-18. There is no association between the knowledge score and the demographic variables.
Conclusion: The study reveals that there was deficit knowledge regarding water birth in pre-test. The post-test knowledge was increased which reveals that planned teaching programme was effective on knowledge regarding water birth.
Shubham Isal, Manasi Mahajan, Khushbu Maske, Prachika Sayare, Ashwini Mate. A study to assess the effectiveness of planned teaching programme on knowledge regarding water birth among 3rd year GNM student nurses of the selected colleges at Nagpur city. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2022;5(1):06-14.