Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services and Home or Hospital Delivery of Child Birth Among Women of Deupurkot VDC of Parbat District in Nepal

Authors

  • Babu Ram Pokhrel Department of Public Health, Purbanchal University School of Health Sciences, Gothgaun, Morang https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8672-9630
  • Sushila Acharya Department of Public Health, Purbanchal University School of Health Sciences, Gothgaun, Morang
  • Namu Koirala Department of Nursing, Purbanchal University School of Health Sciences, Gothgaun, Morang

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/mjen.v1i02.51154

Keywords:

antenatal care (ANC) visit, Postnatal care (PNC) visit, Institutional delivery, Service utilization

Abstract

Background Nepal has made significant improvement in meeting the maternal and child health care services also progress newborn, infant and under mortality over the past two decades. The stark disparities on utilization of health services due to women with lower education, low wealth quintile household, disadvantage cast/ethnic groups and women in remote areas. The utilization of available maternal health care services from public and private service is remarkable to reduce maternal morbidity and mortality in Nepal.

Methods The community base descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in 509 households through door to door home visit in Deupurkot VDC covering all first to nine wards. The information was obtained using pretested questionnaire of Pokhara University by Bachelor level students of Public Health. The data was entered into Microsoft excel and analyzed. The data was collected from 19th November to 18th December 2014.

Results The nuclear family size was (74.3%). Majority (80%) of the household have their pakka house, (95.7%) household used sanitary latrine and (86.7%) household heads were literate. The major occupation was agriculture (52.55%). The age of marriage before 18 yrs was (25.30%). Majority of women (81%) women used Injection Depo-Provera and less used device was Norplant/Implant user was (3.7%) World Health Organization (WHO) recommended almost (41%) had antenatal care (ANC) visit. Majority (96.70%) had gone for ANC visit and (67%) of them give birth their children at health institution. More than half (51.60%) women had knowledge of postnatal care (PNC) but (32.60%) used this service either in Health post, primary health care center (PHCC) or Hospital.

Conclusion The antenatal care (ANC) visit were high in conclusion is high even up to WHO recommendation mark. There is a gap between knowledge of postnatal care (PNC) and its utilization, we need to improve this NPC visit gap utilizing available health services.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Pokhrel, B. R., Acharya, S., & Koirala, N. (2022). Utilization of Maternal Health Care Services and Home or Hospital Delivery of Child Birth Among Women of Deupurkot VDC of Parbat District in Nepal. Medical Journal of Eastern Nepal, 1(02), 10–13. https://doi.org/10.3126/mjen.v1i02.51154

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