Perception of COVID-19 among pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic of a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal

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Abu Raihan
Aditya Sanpui
Ahana `Dutta
Afjar Hossain
Akashmika Dhar
Ajmal Hossain
Alekhya Kotal
Amit Das
Animesh Prasad
Aninda Biswas
Anwesha Basu
Anwita Dey
Arindom Chanda
Arkaprava Bandyopadhyay
Arunava Mandal
Ayesha Sultana
Dhanish Kumar Thakur
Sampriti Samanta
Sharmistha Bhattacherjee

Abstract

Introduction: Pregnant women are at increased risk of serious illness and complications if infected with COVID-19 than the
general population.Thus, the present study was aimed to assess their perceptions regarding COVID-19 attending antenatal clinic of a tertiary care hospital.



Materials and methods:
A cross-sectional, observational study was conducted in the ANC clinic of a tertiary care hospital. 246 pregnant women
who visited clinic on the days of data collection, were included for the study. Semi-structured questionnaire was used for
data collection.



Results:
Among the 243 participants, majority (55.1%) had 25-36 gestational weeks of pregnancy and 23.9% had history of previous
abortion. 53.9% told they took second booster dose while 21.8% didn’t receive any doses of COVID-19 vaccine.88.5%
responded yes regarding communicability of COVID-19 from person to person. 75.7% responded no when they were asked
about anyone suffered from COVID-19 including them as well. More than half of the participants said they don’t know
whether COVID-19can be transmitted from mother to child. 44.4% Don’t know whether COVID positive mother can breastfeed
her child.



Conclusion:
Some knowledge and good preventive practice like vaccination for COVID-19 were present among pregnant women but the
effect of COVID-19 in pregnancy is still not clear to them. Pregnant females should be educated regarding COVID-19 in
pregnancy

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Raihan A, Sanpui A, `Dutta A, Hossain A, Dhar A, Hossain A, et al. Perception of COVID-19 among pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic of a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal. RJUMS [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 5 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];1(1):30-3. Available from: https://esrfrjums.co.in/index.php/main/article/view/6
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Abu Raihan, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Aditya Sanpui, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Ahana `Dutta, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Afjar Hossain, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Akashmika Dhar, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Ajmal Hossain, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Alekhya Kotal, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Amit Das, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Animesh Prasad, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Aninda Biswas, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Anwesha Basu, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Anwita Dey, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Arindom Chanda, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Arkaprava Bandyopadhyay, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Arunava Mandal, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Ayesha Sultana, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Dhanish Kumar Thakur, North Bengal Medical College

MBBS students (Batch 2018-2023)

Sampriti Samanta, North Bengal Medical College

Senior Resident, Department of Community Medicine

Sharmistha Bhattacherjee, North Bengal Medical College

Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine

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Raihan A, Sanpui A, `Dutta A, Hossain A, Dhar A, Hossain A, et al. Perception of COVID-19 among pregnant women attending ante-natal clinic of a tertiary care hospital, West Bengal. RJUMS [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 5 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];1(1):30-3. Available from: https://esrfrjums.co.in/index.php/main/article/view/6

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