Assessment of Pregnant women’s Practices Concerning Measures taken by Pregnant Women for Prevention of (Covid19) at Primary Health Care Centers in Baghdad City
Keywords:Assessment, Pregnant, Precaution Measures, Practices, COVID-19.
Corona virus is one of the major pathogens that mainly target the respiratory system of humans. Pregnant
women considered to be a special population group because of the unique ‘immune suppression’ caused
by pregnancy. The immunologic and physiologic changes might make pregnant women at higher risk
of severe illness or mortality with Covid-19, compared with the general public.
Objectives: To assess pregnant women’s practices concerning measures taken by pregnant women for
prevention of (Covid19) at primary health care centers in Baghdad City. Methodology: A descriptive
(cross sectional) study has been carried out on Non-probability sample of (150) of pregnant who attend
five Primary health care centers. Study has been conducted for the period of February 8th to 18th March
Results: The results of the current study indicate that (33.3%) of pregnant women are with age group
(21-25) year, (28%) with age group (16-20), and (27.3%) with age group (26 -30) years. (22.7%) of
study sample are graduated from intermediate school, (76.7%) of pregnant women are housewives,
(51.3%) of sample are resident in a high class neighborhood, (76%) of pregnant women are moderate
monthly income, (34.7%) of pregnant women are gravid for (3) times, (81.4%) have (1-2) births,
(53.3%) of pregnant women reporting they have normal vaginal delivery, (34%) of pregnant women
have good level of practices regarding measures taken by pregnant women for prevention of (Covid19),
(34%) have fair levels of practices, and (32%) have poor levels.
Conclusion: The study concludes that half of pregnant women have good level of practices regarding
prevention of corona virus, and more than half of pregnant women are showing fair level of health
behaviors toward reduction of corona virus spread.
Recommendations: the pregnant women should be supplied with instructional booklets in order to
raise practice level of preventive measures of COVID-19 infection at the beginning of their pregnancy.
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