Awareness of obstetric danger signs ie potential problems associated with pregnancy preparations for delivery and skilled birth attendance we conducted a survey of 5083 women with recent pregnancies in three northern Nigerian states. Women should encourage one another and share best.
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Awareness of danger signs in pregnancy. Vaginal bleeding convulsions abdominal pain severe headaches blurred vision and absence of fetal movements and gush of fluid from vagina. Awareness of danger signs and symptoms of pregnancy complication among women in Jordan is low. Institutional based cross sectional study was conducted among 422 pregnant mothers.
A need exists to provide prenatal care that includes sufficient information about pregnancy-related danger signs and symptoms to meet the need for safe motherhood as pointed out by the Millennium Development Goals. The level of awareness of obstetric danger signs was good in 737 of the mothers. Access the article here.
Hence it is necessary to employ strategies to overcome such problems as they arise. A considerable proportion of women enrolled in the present study 849 recognized fewer than 4 danger signs of serious pregnancy complications and 388 could not name any of these signs and symptoms. Awareness of danger signs and symptoms of pregnancy complication among women in Jordan is low.
Higher awareness of vaginal bleeding after delivery is also reported in a poor fishing community in Karachi Pakistan 14. The campaign seeks to raise awareness of potentially life-threatening warning signs during and after a womans pregnancy. Awareness creation remains a bedrock for prevention strategies and awareness of danger signs in pregnancy cannot be over emphasized 7 8.
Demissie E Dessie F Michael F Kahsay T Tadele N. Awareness of the danger signs of obstetric complications is the essential first step in accepting appropriate and timely referral to obstetric and newborn care. Every woman needs to be aware of the danger signs that occur during pregnancy as complications can be unpredictable.
Between 1997 and 1998 awareness of danger signs increased by about 80. It is important to know this warning signs for women. The danger signs could occur during pregnancy vaginal bleeding swollen handsface decreasing fetal movement and blurred vision delivery vaginal bleeding prolonged labor convulsions and retained placenta and post partum period vaginal bleeding loss of consciousness and fever 5 7.
Level of awareness on danger signs of pregnancy among pregnant women attending antenatal Care in Mizan Aman General Hospital southwest Ethiopia. Every pregnant woman faces the risk of sudden unpredictable complication that could end in death or injury to herself or to her infant. Severe vaginal bleeding after delivery was the most recognized danger sign and was mentioned twice as often as other signs such as vaginal bleeding during pregnancy and delivery anemia and fits in pregnancy.
A need exists to provide prenatal care that includes sufficient information about pregnancy-related danger signs and symptoms to meet the need for safe motherhood as pointed out by the Millennium Development Goals. The study indicate that 684 of the respondents had knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy and there was an association with the knowledge on danger signs of pregnancy and the age of the respondent educational status of the respondent monthly income marital status history of previous pregnancy discussion about pregnancy issues place of delivery of the previous birth and attendants of the previous delivery. Bleeding 759 dribbling 516 and pain 582 were the common dangers signs identified.
Awareness of the danger signs and symptoms of pregnancy complication should help women make timely decisions about medical care. The main objective of this study was to assess awareness of danger signs of pregnancy and its associated factors in Mekelle public hospitals 2014. Awareness of Danger Signs Univariate ResultsUnadjusted for sociodemographic characteristics and prenatal care utilization awareness of danger signs for obstetric complications clearly increased during the initial year of the MOHMotherCare project Table III.
Awareness of danger signs and symptoms of pregnancy complication among women in Jordan is low. Institution based cross-sectional study. A need exists to provide prenatal care that includes sufficient information about pregnancyrelated danger signs and symptoms to meet the need for safe motherhood as pointed out by the Millennium Development Goals.
All 210 women knew about only 3 danger signs they are bleeding per vagina loss of consciousness and convulsions. Danger signs of pregnancies are warning signs that women encounter during pregnancy child birth and postpartum. Data was collected using interviewer administered questionnaire.
Hear Her will empower pregnant and postpartum women to speak up when something does not feel right and encourage the people supporting them to listen carefully and act when they hear their concerns. Which are aggravated by pregnancy can also lead to maternal death 13. Raising awareness of women on danger signs of pregnancy.
It was entered and analyzed using SPSS version 16. The danger signs are not the literal obstetric complications merely symptoms that are well named by non-clinical personnel. J Womens Health Care.
These danger signs include vaginal bleeding severe headache vision problems high fever swollen handsface and reduced fetal movement 4. The most frequently occurring danger signs during pregnancy include severe vaginal bleeding swollen handsface and blurred vision.