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The Journal of Community Health Management

Measurements of care components during antenatal care checkups among Baiga's women in Madhya Pradesh, India

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Author Details: D. Kumar, TB Singh

Volume : 4

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2394-2738

Print ISSN : 2394-272X

Article First Page : 38

Article End Page : 40


Antenatal care is one of the four pillars initiatives of the Safe Motherhood. The aim of this study was to investigate coverage of antenatal care among Baiga women's in M.P. A Cross- sectional community- based study was carried out in Dindori district. The structured questionnaires were used to gather data from women who had been pregnant within the last five year, or currently pregnant. A sample of 380 women investigated for antenatal care coverage 273, (71.8%) women had taken at least one antenatal checkup by different health professionals. Out of them 23% women had taken antenatal care in the first, 43% in second and 34% in third trimester during pregnancy. Care components were measured during and checkup reported by women as weight (63.9%) height (32.2%), blood pressure (41.8%), hemoglobin (23%) and abdomen examination (51.9%). Antenatal care showed a low coverage among Baiga women's due to low awareness, distance to medical facility, etc. Special IEC strategy needed there for creating awareness.

Antenatal, Care components, Vulnerable population, India