Awareness OF Information, Expectations and Experiences among Women for Obstetric Sonography in a South East Nigeria Population
Background: The role of obstetric sonography in the development of diagnostic ultrasound technology has remained invaluable in obstetric and gynaecological investigation.
Objectives: This work investigated the awareness of information, expectations and experiences of pregnant women coming for obstetric sonography.
Methods: One hundred and ten (110) pregnant women in Anambra State of Nigeria were prospectively studied during prenatal ultrasound scan.
Results: The mean age of the studied population was 30.5+ 14.5 years. Majority (85%) of the subjects were already aware of obstetric ultrasound scan. Most of the subjects were between the ages of 26-35. 73% got their
information from antenatal centre. Over 20% were interested in the lies and presentation of their foetus. During the scan, about 69% subjects interested with the sonographers, and more than half of the population
(51%) saw their babies.
Conclusion: The role of prenatal a-sonography in obstetric care should be promoted by creating awareness campaign in antenatal centres, and initiating mother/sonographers interaction are necessary.
Key words: Awareness, expectations, experiences, obstetric ultrasound.