A small family norm reduces the risk of
maternal morbidity as well as fetal and neonatal
mortality. Spacing children give the child healthier start
in life and the mother enough time for her body to
recover from the maternal deprivation resulting from
the previous pregnancy. In this study a quantitative
approaches and non-experimental research design was
used to collect data from 50 postnatal mothers. Non
probability convenience sampling technique was used.
The study findings showed that obtained mean
knowledge score was 16.08 with standard deviation of
10.01. There was significant association of knowledge
with selected socio-demographic variables such as
education of mother, family income. The study also
concluded that 4% of postnatal mothers had adequate
knowledge regarding birth spacing methods of
contraception. There still exists some misconceptions
among the postnatal mothers regarding birth spacing
methods of contraception.
Keywords : Knowledge, Birth Spacing Methods of Contraception, Postnatal Mothers.