antenatal education in primary health care among Palestenian pregnant women
Publication Type
Conference Paper



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


November .



 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


  education .




Conference Title
Middle Eastern Nurses Conference
Conference Country
Conference Date
Feb. 25, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2016
Conference Sponsor
Watson Caring Human Institue