Problematic of dietary prohibitions on maternal-fetal prognosis in Kisangani city, DR Congo
Désiré Oleko Wa Oleko, Chantal N Zingabako, Richard N Tongo, Justin K Likoko, Dynamo R Kasongo, Marcel P Sabiti
Maternal-fetal death is a public health problem, the under-reporting of stillbirths and maternal and neonatal deaths hides the true magnitude of the public health problem. In Kisangani, the day of the birth of a baby presents a great fear for the family and the community because it can be a danger for the health of the mother and her child. This study is organized to fight against stillbirths and maternal mortality, its objective is to promote dietary prohibitions to finally ensure the health of the mother and child in Kisangani City.Our investigation is a descriptive retrospective study, we obtained the following results: 54.9% of women are between 20 and 25 years old, 72.6% of women are married, 50.9% of women are at primary level, 84.1% of women have a body mass index between 18.5 - 24.9; 50.9% of women are primiparous, 22.6% of newborns have a birth weight of less than 2500 gr, 31.4% of women are unaware of the benefits of dietary restrictions, the drink (alcohol) is the most important food banned (40.7%) and 71.7% of women practice forbidden food. It is noted that poverty, inaccessibility to the food of some households, makes it difficult to practice good dietary restrictions during pregnancy.
Désiré Oleko Wa Oleko, Chantal N Zingabako, Richard N Tongo, Justin K Likoko, Dynamo R Kasongo, Marcel P Sabiti. Problematic of dietary prohibitions on maternal-fetal prognosis in Kisangani city, DR Congo. International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical Research. 2019; 1(1): 01-06.