The Behavior of Women of Reproductive Age in Preconception Care Practices in Surabaya

Yhenti Widjayanti

Abstract

Preconception care aims to ensure that the mother and her partner are in optimal physical and emotional health status during the onset of pregnancy and to prepare for optimal physical and emotional pregnancy. but most women do not take preconception treatments. The purpose of this study was to identify the behavior of women of reproductive age in preconception care. The design of this study was a correlational study with a cross-sectional approach. Respondents of this study were 35 women of reproductive age who met the inclusion criteria and were collected by a simple random sampling technique. The variables of this research were the behavior of women of reproductive age and the factors that influence it in performing preconception care. The results showed that the behavior of women of reproductive age in performing care was in the range of occasional and frequent, factors that significantly related to the behavior of women of reproductive age in preconception care were the level of education, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and availability of infrastructure to carry out treatment preconception. Health cadres are expected to collaborate with the Public health Center to carry out counseling activities regularly to further increase their knowledge and awareness about the need for preconception care and the belief that pregnancy complications can be prevented through good care before pregnancy so that there is an increase in the behavior of women of reproductive age Pre-conception

Keywords

preconception care, women of reproductive age

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