A Critical Analysis Of The Familiarity And Wakefulness Level In Terms Of Ante-Natal Care (Anc) Among The Women In Faisalabad And Adjacent Areas
Objective: Research was at the awareness evaluation about the prevalent practice and awareness about the ANC in the women of Faisalabad and allied areas. Methods: Research was cross-sectional and it was carried out on the pregnant women, under the observation of any of the clinic and regularly involved in the process of follow-up in Faisalabad. Research was completed in the time span of six months from December, 2015 to May, 2016 through a questionnaire. SPSS-21 was used for the statistical
... ysis of the data and in the appropriate p-value of (< 0.05), Chi-Square test was used. Written consent and organizational ethical approval was taken before the commencement of the research. Results: Research included 662 pregnant ladies and their interview was carried out and it was noticed that only 78 women (11.8%) were visiting the clinic timely. Young age as p-value <0.000), formal education as p < 0.0001, husband education p < 0.0001, wealth index as p < 0.000, last care experience as p < 0.0001 and planned pregnancies as p < 0.039 were incorporated as the parameters of the research study. There was a positive relation of these parameters with the ANC attitude of the pregnant women in this research. Conclusion: An in-time ANC utilization of the research was observed in the ANC utilization but the provision of services was very low. It is concluded that there is an immediate need of the enhancement of the awareness level as an early utilization and initiation of maternal care services is mandatory for the pregnant women during their period of pregnancy.