Birth Preparedness And Emergency Readiness Plans Of Antenatal Clinic Attendees In Amaku General Hospital Awka, Anambra State Nigeria

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ABSTRACT

Background: Maternal mortality is an enormous public health

burden in developing countries of the world. Birth preparedness

and emergency readiness is the process of planning for safe

delivery and anticipating the actions needed in case of emergencies.

When a woman is adequately prepared for normal childbirth and

possible complications, she is more likely to access the skilled and

prompt care she needs to protect her overall health and possibly

save her life and that of her baby. This descriptive study assessed

the birth preparedness and emergency readiness of antenatal clinic

attendees in a secondary health facility in Awka, South eastern

Nigeria.

Methodology: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study carried out

among pregnant women attending antenatal clinic at Amaku 

General Hospital Awka. The data was collected from the pregnant

women using semi-structured interviewer administered questionnaire.

Findings: The mean age of the respondents was 27.9 years with a

standard deviation of 4.5 years. The proportion of the respondents

who were birth prepared was 56% as against 6% who were

emergency ready. Up to 59.8% of the respondents of gestational

age >=20weeks were birth prepared compared to 12.5% of the

respondents of gestational age <20weeks (p=0.027). As much as

67.9% of the respondents of parity one to three were birth

prepared compared to 46.9% of the respondents who were

primiparous and 25% of the respondents of parity greater than or

equal to four (p=0.011). Whereas 85% of the respondents knew at

least one danger sign in pregnancy, labour and post-partum, 12%

knew four or more while 3% were completely ignorant of the

danger signs. As much as 97% of the respondents were on routine

drugs, 84% had received tetanus toxoid but only 26% had received 

malaria prophylaxis (intermittent preventive treatment with

sulphadoxine and pyrimethamin IPTsp).

Conclusion: Most pregnant women make arrangements in

anticipation of normal delivery but the same cannot be said for

emergencies.

Key words: Birth prepared, emergency ready, pregnant women,

antenatal.

Table of contents

Title page………………………………………………………

Approval page…………………………………………………

Declaration..…………………………………………………...i

Dedication……………………………………………………..ii

Acknowledgements …………………………………………..iii

Table of contents………………………………………………iv

List of Tables…………………………...……………………...vi

List of figures and Appendices………..……………………...viii

Abstract………………………………...………………………1

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction …………………………………………………….4

Rationale for the study……………………………………..…...9

Aim and Objectives…………………………………………...12

CHAPTER TWO

Literature Review……………………………………………13

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CHAPTER THREE

Methodology……………………………………………..26

Limitations of the Study…………………………………33

CHAPTER FOUR

Results……………………………………………………34

CHAPTER FIVE

Discussion…………………………………..……………57

CHAPTER SIX

Conclusion.…………………………………..…………..63

Recommendations…………………..……………………64

References…………………………………..…………...66

Appendices………………………………………………75

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