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  • Carlos Boavida Tilman



Knowledge, primigravidae, Third trimester of pregnancy and sign of labor


Introduction: Survey of the Ministry of Health Demography from 2009 to 2010 maternal mortality rate in East Timor was 557/100,000 live births. The identified causes of maternal mortality were: postpartum hemorrhage (40.3%), eclampsia (29.9%), prolonged labor (25.6%) and puerperal infection (4.2%). Also, the home birth, with values of 78%, can cause high maternal mortality and morbidity. Prenatal monitoring allows monitoring fetal wellbeing, outwit situations of risk to the health of the mother and the newborn, identifying and treating conditions associated with pregnancy and prepare pregnant for healthy motherhood, through teaching and education for the health of all aspects involving the development of pregnancy, increasing their knowledge.

Objectives: Analyzing the knowledge of primigravidae, about the signs and symptoms of labor assisted at the Comoro Community Health Center.

Methods: Use a descriptive exploratory type and a quantitative approach. The sample of this study consisted of 50 respondents were in the third trimester of pregnancy, visited the Comoro Health Center from September 1st to December 31st, 2021. Use intentional sampling technique and data analysis use simple descriptive statistics and SPSS.

Results: Majority of pregnant women assisted at the Community Health Center, know that the gestational age recommended for the 1st prenatal monitoring query is before 4 weeks (52%), and the number of recommended visits is four (34%). Majority of participants (98%) state that they want to give birth in health services with the help of the Midwife (70%), and recognize that birth at home without health personnel assistance, it's dangerous (92%).

Conclusion: The knowledge of primigravid women about the signs of labor has many advantages because in this way it will be possible to reduce the mortality rate of mothers and the majority of primigravidae prefer to have labor and delivery at the Comoro Community Health Center (98%), Dili Timor-Leste, 2022.


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How to Cite

Carlos Boavida Tilman. (2022). KNOWLEDGE OF PRIMIGRAVIDS IN THE THIRD QUARTER ABOUT THE SIGNS OF LABOR AT THE COMORO COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER DILI TIMOR-LESTE, 2022. American Journal of Medical and Clinical Research & Reviews, 1(2), 1–9.




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