An important first step in protecting mother
and child health is prenatal care. When it is widely
available, efficient, and accessible, antenatal care is a
critical component in determining health since it is highly
connected with favorable mother and newborn outcomes.
However, it must always be the appropriate dosage—
neither too much nor too little—for care to be effective.
Perinatal outcomes vary between and within countries,
raising questions regarding practices, the use of the best
data in clinical decisions, and the accessibility of clear,
current guidance. The purpose of the study was to gauge
pregnant women who were visiting the prenatal OPD at a
chosen hospital in Greater Noida's understanding of
antenatal care. The study's goals were to determine the
degree of prenatal care knowledge among expectant
mothers and the correlations between antenatal care
knowledge among expectant mothers and particular
demographic factors. The survey was non-experimental
and descriptive.The research included 124 mothers in
total. Using structured knowledge questionnaires to gather
data, the study was carried out among expectant women
who visited the prenatal OPD at a chosen hospital in
Greater Noida.The SPSS16 program was used to conduct
descriptive and inferential statistical analysis on the
collected data.The demographic
parameters (wife's education, mother's education, LMP,
EDD residence area, gestation week, healthcare institution,
and trimester) and awareness of prenatal care were
significantly correlated. The only demographic
characteristics that did not link with awareness of prenatal
care were age in year, age at marriage, method of
transportation, and the source of prior information.
Keywords : Antenatal care, knowledge and antenatal mother Objective To determine how well-informed pregnant women are about prenatal care. To ascertain the relationship between pregnant women's awareness of prenatal care and certain demographic factors.