Antenatal education is considered a key strategy in promoting the health of child
bearing women. Antenatal education represents a significant effort for women and families and
significant cost to maternity services and therefore requires careful evaluation. Antenatal
education promotes dependency and coercion into compliance with hospital policies and
procedures and often deprives women of freedom and choice.
In appropriate quality and quantity of antenatal education is given to pregnant women in
the primary health care centers in the North-West Bank.
To assess level of knowledge about antenatal issues among pregnant women.
The study took place in the UNRWA primary health care clinics in Nablus from September to
participants included were 100 pregnant woman.
Research methodological design:
A descriptive quantitative study will be conducted. A structured questionnaire will be
prepared. Convenience sample of 100 pregnant women who attend antenatal classes, to
answer questionnaire, 20 minute is the time will be given for women.
A total of 100 pregnant women were included in the study, the study findings showed that the
total level of knowledge in the pregnant women was poor about antenatal issues. 89% of
pregnant women have good knowledge about labor and birth, 72% of pregnant women have a
good knowledge about nutritional needs during pregnancy , by contrast, knowledge about
exercise 96% of women have poor knowledge. However , breast feeding
has the highest percentage of knowledge in the pregnant women "100%, in addition
to this percentages , 75% of the participants have a satisfactory level of knowledge
about antenatal education.
Pregnant women knowledge regarding antenatal education overall was poor among
Palestinian women, especially in the west bank . Lack of information about antenatal
issues due to lack of educational programs, and the reduced number of qualified and
trained midwives, these factors affect satisfaction of pregnant women toward antenatal