Constipation during pregnancy is not usually very serious, but it cause great discomfort and very distressing for the pregnant women. If constipation persists, then hemorrhoids may develop caused by straining at defecation which can subsequently caused difficulties in the birth process. Constipation during pregnancy can be prevented or treated. Fruit have been a natural staple diet, they contain substantial quantities of essential nutrients and serve as medicines and can treat ailments. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of fruit laxative on reduction of constipation. The study was conducted in primi antenatal mothers in second trimester in selected rural areas. A total of 40 primi antenatal mothers were included in the study of which 20 experimental group and 20 control group. Result shows that based on constipation scores of experimental Group. In the pretest majority of the respondents 60% have severe level of constipation, followed by 40% of moderate constipation level and none with mild constipation level. In the posttest all the respondents 100% have moderate constipation level and none of the respondent has severe and mild constipation level. Constipation was reduced after administration of fruit laxative. Hence forth the above study showed that fruit laxative was effective in reduction of constipation among primi antenatal mothers in second trimester.
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Dineshwori Chanu Paonam. A Study to Assess the effectiveness of Fruit laxative on reduction of constipation among Primi antenatal mothers in second trimester in selected rural areas, Babgalore. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):131-136. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00033.8
Dineshwori Chanu Paonam. A Study to Assess the effectiveness of Fruit laxative on reduction of constipation among Primi antenatal mothers in second trimester in selected rural areas, Babgalore. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2021; 9(2):131-136. doi: 10.5958/2454-2660.2021.00033.8 Available on: https://ijneronline.com/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2021-9-2-1
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