Factors Affecting the Utilization of Antenatal Care among Pregnant Women


Factors Affecting the Utilization of Antenatal Care among Pregnant Women in Moba Lga of Ekiti State, Nigeria


Owoseni Joseph Sina

International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine

Department of Sociology, Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti, Nigeria.

 


This study investigated factors that influence Utilization of antenatal cares among pregnant women in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti state.

Descriptive research design was used for the study. The population for the study consisted of all pregnant women who are receiving antenatal cares in maternity centres and hospitals in Moba Local Government Area of Ekiti State. The Simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample.

This study concluded that knowledge and attitude of pregnant women towards the utilization of an antenatal care services are encouraging and determine to a large extent their interest in using the services. It was recommended that government should endeavour to provide both human and material resources needed for effective utilization of antenatal care services and the services should be made completely free so that women from low socio-economic statuses would be able to assess it.


Keywords:  Utilization, Antenatal Care, Pregnancy, Women, Ekiti

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