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Journal of Womens Health Care
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Research Article

Timely Initiation of First Antenatal Care Visit of Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care Service

Hussen SH1*, Melese ES2 and Dembelu MG3

1Department of Nursing, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

2Department of Statistics, Arba Minch University, Arba Minch, Ethiopia

3Ethiopia National Blood Bank, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Corresponding Author:
Hussen SH
Department of Nursing, Arba Minch University
Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Tel: 251468814986
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 10, 2016; Accepted Date: December 18, 2016; Published Date: December 29, 2016

Citation: Hussen SH, Melese ES, Dembelu MG (2016) Timely Initiation of First Antenatal Care Visit of Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care Service. J Women's Health Care 5:346. doi:10.4172/2167-0420.1000346

Copyright: © 2016 Hussen SH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Background: Before delivery, the pregnant mother should get the recommended antenatal care for prevention, early diagnosis and management of complications both related to pregnancy and medical conditions of mother and fetus. But, in money developing countries the effectiveness of providing antenatal care is low due to late attendance of the antenatal care. Therefore, this study planned to assess the prevalence of maternal attendance to initiate early the antenatal care visit and factors that could affect it at selected health institution.
Objective: To assess the prevalence of timely initiation of first antenatal care visit and associated factors among pregnant women attending ante natal care visit at Wollaita Soddo town health institution.
Method and materials: In selected health institutions of Wollaita Soddo town cross sectional study was conducted among 255 pregnant mothers. Systematic Sampling was used. Data was collected using pre tested and interviewer administered structured questionnaire. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed.
Result: Out of 255 study participant, 99(39%) pregnant mothers initiated the ANC visit early and 156(61%) pregnant mothers initiated ANC late. According to the Multivariate analysis result, pregnant mothers with the educational level of secondary school (AOR=6.25, 95% CI; 2.16, 18.06), who had knowledge on the importance of antenatal care (AOR=5.51, 95% CI, 1.28-23.67), early recognition of pregnancy (AOR=3.53, 95% CI; 1.22, 10.21) and those with no previous history of parity (AOR=2.5, 95% CI; 1.6-4.8) were significantly associated with timely initiation of first antenatal care visit.
Conclusion: According to this study, substantial proportion of pregnant women’s was booked timely. The factors like the status women’s education, the levels of women’s knowledge on timely initiation of ANC, early recognition of pregnancy and those with parity zero were found to be associated with timely initiation of first antenatal care visit.


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