This study was done to assess the knowledge and practices regarding self-management of minor discomforts among pregnant mothers attending to selected ANC, MOH area, Batticaloa.
It was a cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in selected antenatal clinics among all registered antenatal mothers attending to these ANCs. A questionnaire was used to collect the data. Knowledge on self-management of minor disorders was a DV and IV were the sociodemographic statuses, economic status, and obstetric details of pregnant mothers. The descriptive and inferential statistic was performed to analyze the relevant data.
Nearly half of the participants were in 20–29 years and 62% of them were primiparous mothers. Around 93% of them were experiencing nausea and vomiting during their pregnancy and among them, all were reported nausea and vomiting has occurred during their 1st trimester. About ⅓ of them mentioned that home remedies are the best way to self-manage the minor discomforts. The mean knowledge score on minor discomforts and self-management was 12.16. The majority of participants scored less than 1/2.
The study concluded through its findings that the prevalence of minor discomforts among pregnant mothers was high and pregnant mothers have expressed that minor discomforts can be managed with home remedies. Further, knowledge level regarding minor discomforts and their self-management was inadequate.