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women affected by PIH. It is great concern in regards to MCH care in INDIA. A study was undertaken to find out the effect of Structured Maternal Care (SMC) on Pregnancy outcome (PO) among antenatal women with PIH at various PHC and sub-centers in Pune District
Method: A quasi-experimental method with pretest posttest nonequivalent control group design was used for the study at PHC and sub-centers of Mulshi Taluka. A structured interview technique was used to collectdemographic data and prevalence of PIH. Records from PHC and sub-center were reviewed for Pregnancy Outcome. Sample size was 60 and non-probability purposive sampling method was used to collect the data. A structured model of Maternal care including instructions on self care activities was prepared and administered.
Result: Result revealed that structured maternal care was significantly and positively correlated with pregnancy outcome. More number of visits during pregnancy was related to their outcomes in terms of birth weight, APGAR score. The study concludes that adequate antenatal care during pregnancy decreases the complications for mother and infant.
According to WHO, more than 80% of maternal deaths can be avoided by simple measures like early registration, health education, early detection of complication and off course education of antenatal mothers.