Study of profile and factors associated with high-risk pregnancies among PMSMA beneficiaries visiting block Barwala, district Hisar of Haryana

Amit Kumar, Seema Sharma, Pooja Sindwani, Paramjeet Jakhu, S. M. Pandey, Diksha .


Background: Any pregnant woman can develop life-threatening complications with little or no advance warning, so all pregnant women need access to quality antenatal services to detect and prevent life-threatening complications during childbirth. The Pradhan Mantri Surakshit Matritva Abhiyan (PMSMA) is thus being introduced to ensure quality antenatal care to pregnant women in the country. Under the campaign, a minimum package of antenatal care services would be provided to the beneficiaries on the 9th of every month at the PMSMA clinics. The objectives of study were to study profile and identify high risk pregnancies and associated factors of PMSMA beneficiaries.

Methods: It was a retrospective study. Information was collected from hospital records of antenatal beneficiaries attending monthly PMSMA clinic in block Barwala. Maternal characteristics such as age, gravida, parity, trimester at time of first visit were noted. High risk factors were also noted. Data was collected & analysed by using SPSS version 20 software.    Percentage & Chi-square test are used to analyse the data.

Results: The records of total 401 antenatal beneficiaries were analysed. Out of total beneficiaries 26.9% were detected as high-risk pregnancy. Most common medical condition was anaemia. Majority of beneficiaries were belonged to age group 21-30 years. Percentage of Rh-ve beneficiaries were found to be 7.7%. Out of total 4.2% beneficiaries were having twins’ pregnancies. Maximum number of high-risk pregnancies belonged to blood group A.

Conclusions: Detecting High-risk pregnancies in an effective measure to reducing maternal and infant mortality.


Antenatal care, High risk pregnancy, PMSMA

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