A STUDY OF POST NATAL CARE IN A RURAL AREA IN SOUTH INDIA

Dr Madhulatha Alexander, Dheeraj Paul

Abstract


ABSTRACT

Background- The post natal period is probably the most neglected part of care given to a woman during her life. This study was undertaken in a rural area in South India using recommendations from the WHO guidelines (2014) , to see the adequacy of post natal care.

Aim- To study the quality of care being given to mothers in the post natal period in a rural district of Telengana, South India.

Methodology- Using the recommendations of the WHO, a questionnaire was prepared to address the issues surrounding the care given to post natal women. This was filled by health personnel directly in touch with the new mothers. The data collected was analysed by simple proportions.

Conclusions –Nutritional supplementation is not adequate in the post natal period.

Keywords- Immediate post natal care, WHO recommendations.


Keywords


postnatal,influenced,significantly

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