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International Journal of Contraception, Gynaecology and Obstetrics

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

ANC profile of women attending a community health centre in rural Himachal Pradesh


Vinay Kumar, Vikrant Sharma, Kusma Devi


Background: Maternal and child mortality is the outcome of multiple factors. Improving the maternal and child health is an important public health goal of government of India. To prevent unwanted outcome of pregnancy, antenatal care (ANC) is most important method for early detection and prompt treatment of complications. Methods: A study was conducted among pregnant women attending ANC clinic at a community health centre between Nov 2019 to June 2020. A pretested semi-structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Data was collected from 102 pregnant women attained ANC clinic during study period. The data was compiled and analyzed using appropriate statistical tools. Results: In present study majority (46%) of pregnant ladies belong to 20-25 years of age group and 26% had consanguinous marriage. In our study gravida 3, gravida 4 and gravid 5 were 29%, 12% and 5% respectively. 52 % of pregnant ladies had 3 ANC visit, almost 62% of pregnant ladies had done haemoglobin examination and 57% blood grouping testing. Pregnancy outcome were live birth in 82.66 % and abortion in 16.69%. 41% were previous LSCS and 9% were home delivery. Conclusions: High quality antenatal care as well as knowledge and practice of community regarding maternal care during pregnancy are important to unwanted outcome of pregnancy.

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How to cite this article:
Vinay Kumar, Vikrant Sharma, Kusma Devi. ANC profile of women attending a community health centre in rural Himachal Pradesh. Int. J. Contraception Gynaecol. Obstet. 2022;4(1):1-2. DOI: 10.33545/26649861.2022.v4.i1a.11
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