A STUDY TO ASSESS THE PREVALENCE OF MORBIDITY PROFILE AMONG WOMEN’S DURING PREGNANCY AT PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTRE IN THIRUMAZHASAI
In most developing countries, pregnancy and childbirth are accepted as normal events of life and it is not surprising that problems associated with pregnancy are also accepted. In developing countries interventions that are known to be effective in reducing maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity are not universally provided. Objectives: Assess the prevalence of morbidity profile in selected demographic variables of antenatal mothers. Methodology: Descriptive research design was chosen to assess the prevalence of morbidity profile among women’s during pregnancy in primary health care center in Thirumazhasai. The study was conducted in primary health centre in thirumazhasai. In this study population refers to all the antenatal mothers attending the antenatal clinic in the primary health care centre in thirumazhasai. The sample size was 60 antenatal mothers. Non-probability, convenient sampling technique was used. Result: Frequency and percentage distribution of the demographic variables among antenatal mothers. It shows that out of 60 samples, among 12 (20%) were in the age group of below 19 years, 39 (65%)were in the age group of 20-30 years, 9 (15%) were in the age group of above 30 years, 32 (53%) were primi gravida, 32 (53%) were got marriage below 19 years. Assess the prevalence of morbidity profile among women’s during pregnancy period. It shows that the prevalence of morbidity profile among women’s during pregnancy among 60 samples has an obstetric problems, 44 (73%) has anemia, 20 (33%) has increased blood pressure, 17 (28%) has diabetes mellitus, 3 (5%) has seizure during pregnancy, 3 (5%) has cord prolapse, 3 (5%) has premature labor, 9 (15%) has hydraminos, 2 (3%) has ectopic pregnancy. It shows the prevalence of morbidity profile among women’s during pregnancy among 60 samples has an non-obstetric problems, 52 (87%) has tenderness and swollen of breast, 59 (98%) has nausea, 59 (98%) has vomiting, 59 (98%) has fatigue and giddiness, 57 (95%) has a headache, 59 (98%) has increased urination.