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  • ATTITUDE OF PREGNANT WOMEN TOWARDS SAFE MOTHERHOOD INITIATIVE S IN ORLU URBAN IMO STATE

    » Abstract The study was designed to determine attitude of pregnant women towards safe motherhood initiatives, in Orlu Urban of Imo State in Nigeria. The cross sectional survey design was used in the study. Data were collected using questionnaire. The six research questions were answered using mean and the null hypothesis was tested and analyzed using ANOVA. The population of the study consisted of 232 pregnant women wh o registered in all fifteen health facilities in Orlu urban. The study showed that: pregnant women had positive attitude towards prenatal/antenatal care. Pregnant women had positive attitude towards nutritional care. Pregant women had negative attitud e towards personal hygiene. Attitude of pregnant women towards essential obstetric care is positive. Pregnant women attitude towards child care is negative. Study further showed that based on the level of their education that there is no statistical sig nificant difference in the attitudes towards all the component of SMl based on their level of education. Therefore the null hypothesis is accepted. The recommendations are: state ministry of health should formulate a reliable and valid program for evalu ating the impact of positive attitude of pregnant women towards safe motherhood initiative components in all urban, communities and local governments of the federation. Appropriate training, seminars and workshops be organized regularly for women of rep roductive age to be aware of the importance of having positive attitudes toward accepting internalizing and adopting high positive attitude for their safe motherhood education. This will help to develop positive attitudes towards their safe delivery. Sa fe motherhood initiative components should be inculcated in the school curriculum. There should be laws against pregnant women who patronize TBA’s and delivering in the homes of TBA’s...Continue Reading »

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