Prevalence of pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women of Tertiary Care Hospital in Ahmednagar District
ABSTRACT: - To find out the prevalence of pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women and the corresponding severity of the condition.
METHODOLOGY: - This is a cross-sectional study that was conducted in the obstetrics and gynecology department at Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Hospital. A total of 35 pregnant women participated in the study from a period of December to May.
RESULT: - A total of 35 pregnant women participated in the study in the time of 6 months (December to May). The gestational ages of the pregnant women were 6 to 9 months. The overall cumulative prevalence of pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women visiting tertiary care hospitals (Dr. Vitthalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation’s Hospital) is 24.4% with 95% CI (21.95–26.90). There was no significant difference between the incidence of PGP in the second and third trimester pregnant ladies.
CONCLUSION: - PGP is the major problem concerning women’s morbidity and thus this needs the concern of the health care worker. PGP is also prevalent in the rural population of India. Therefore, proper ANC treatment should be provided and PGP should not be neglected as a health concern.
Keywords:pelvic girdle pain, pregnant women, rural population, pelvic girdle questionnaire, women’s health, ANC
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