Assessment Knowledge of Pregnant Women Toward Cesarean Section in Al-Hilla City


  • Dr.Wafaa Ahmed, Maryam Abdul-Kareem, Mohammed Talib Abed


Assessment, Pregnant Women, Knowledge, Cesarean Section


Background: When vaginal birth is not possible (emergency CS) or the doctors believe the risk to the mother and baby would be greater with a vaginal delivery, a Caesarean section is performed to safeguard the safety of the mother and child (planned CS). The aim of the study : to identify the personal characteristics of participants, to assess knowledge of pregnant toward cesarean section and to find out the association between personal characteristics of study sample and their knowledge. Methodology. A descriptive analytic design was used on a non-probability (convenient sample) of (80) pregnant women who were seen at the Babylon teaching hospital in Al-Hilla city. For the period of 19th December 2019 to 22nd January 2020, a questionnaire was used to gather data. It is divided into two sections: demographic, reproductive, and pregnancy knowledge. These items are assessed on a three-level Likert scale (I know, I'm not sure, and I have no idea). Results: The majority of them were between the ages of 25 and 29, had a college education, and were housewives in rural areas. Information was obtained from relatives and friends. Conclusion: All pregnant women are aware of all aspects of C/S.