Research article


Mrs. Afsana I. Mulani, Dr. Jyoti A. Salunkhe

Online First: December 20, 2022

BACKGROUND: Primigravida lacks previous experience and inadequate information regarding the birthing process and has no perception regarding the events that would take place when she would be undergoing labour herself. A childbirth education programme renders confidence to the pregnant woman by providing her the required knowledge, skill and to a great extent the change in attitude towards undergoing the unfamiliar experience of labour. It empowers the antenatal mothers to take part in the childbirth with total psychological preparation it helps to conserve her vitality and to get control over the childbirth activity. Methodology: The main aim of this study to assess the level of childbirth knowledge of primigravida mothers and to find out association between the levels of knowledge with selected demographic variables. Descriptive research Design and Target population is Primigravida mothers after 32 weeks of gestation attending antenatal clinic at Krishna Hospital Karad Total-104 Result: Maximum mothers 53(50.96%) belonged to age group of 19-23 years. Majority 96 (92.30) was from joint family. Most mother 47(45.19%) were educated Higher secondary. Majority 98(94.23%) of the mothers was house wives. Maximum 45(43.26%) mother’s income of family was Rs 5,001 – 10,000/, 43(41.34%). Majority 77(74.03%) Mothers heard about birth education information. 29(27.88%) mothers source of information was family members. 90(86.53%) mothers have average knowledge, 10(9.6%) have good knowledge and 4(3.84%) mothers have poor knowledge about childbirth. Conclusion- the following conclusions were drawn based on the study findings. The study indicates that the primigravida mothers do not have good knowledge about childbirth.


Child Birth, Primigravida Mothers