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Knowledge attitude and behaviour concerning pregnancy: Study from a rural village of Bangladesh

Volume 6, Issue 2, June 2014, Pages 133–143

 Knowledge attitude and behaviour concerning pregnancy: Study from a rural village of Bangladesh

Luthfun Nahar1

1 M.S.S in Sociology (DU), M.Sc in Project Management(UK), Senior Asst. Secretary, Local Govt. Division, Ministry of Local Govt. Rural Development & cooperatives, Bangladesh

Original language: English

Received 6 May 2014

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"Pregnancy is special, let's make it safe" was the slogan of the 1998 world health day. This worldwide focus on safe motherhood comes as the safe motherhood initiative, launched in 1987, starts into its second decade. According to UNFPA (State of population 2010) 360 mothers per 1000 die of pregnancy in Bangladesh, against 420 in India and 500 in Pakistan due to pregnancy and its related complications .The women are inferior by nature and motherhood, with its domestic role in the family, is their natural place is upheld by strong cultural and mythological and religious beliefs. These beliefs are very strong in Bangladesh. In our society women opinion about pregnancy and child birth is recognized by his family as well as the society .She is not controller of her own body. Despite fertility transition and impressive success of the immunization campaign, the other health indicators are still remaining behind. 67 % of pregnant mothers do not receive antenatal care, 92 % of deliveries take place at home and only 12 % deliveries are attended by trained personnel. This situation cannot allow to be continued. The intervention that make the motherhood safe are known and the resources needed are obtainable .The necessary services are neither sophisticated nor very expensive and reducing maternal mortality is one of the cost effective strategies available in the area of public health. This study was conducted among mothers who had children or were currently pregnant with the objective is to examine the possible association between certain socio-economic, cultural and some other background variables of conception in order to understand more clearly how important these factors are in explaining the observed levels of Reproductive Health status.

Author Keywords: Knowledge, attitude, behaviour, pregnancy, rural village, Bangladesh.

How to Cite this Article

Luthfun Nahar, “Knowledge attitude and behaviour concerning pregnancy: Study from a rural village of Bangladesh,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 133–143, June 2014.