to improve maternal health is the implementation and appropriate use of focused antenatal
care (FANC) services. Utilization of FANC is influenced by several factors that vary from one
country to another. The main objective of the study was to examine utilization of four
antenatal clinic visits among post-natal clients at Bwera Hospital. The specific objectives of
the study were assessing the proportion of mothers who completed four ANC at Bwera
Hospital and identify the factors impacting utilization of four antenatal clinic visits among
post-natal clients at Nyakibale hospital. This was across sectional quantitative study
conducted among post-natal mothers on post-natal ward of Bwera Hospital. The study
included 50 mothers who were selected by convenient method of sampling on postnatal
ward. Structured questioners were used to obtain the information from the study participants
and were administered by the researcher SPSS Software version 16 and Microsoft excel were
used to generate descriptive statistics. Almost all, 96% participating women had at least some
knowledge of FANC, and a few women 36% attended four ANC visits. Desirability, seeking
permission to start and use FANC, were also associated with low utilization of FANC. The
study has shown that majority of participating mothers knew the importance of FANC. Low
utilization of FANC among postnatal mothers in Nyakibale hospital has been shown to be
influenced by higher parity, Age range between 20-25 years, desirability and seeking
permission. Health education aimed at promoting uptake of FANC services should be
intensified in the district to ultimately improve maternal and infant health.
Keywords: Maternal mortality, Antenatal clinic, postnatal mothers, Health education.
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Kyakimwa, Mary (2023).Evaluation of Antenatal Clinic among Post-Natal women at Bwera Hospital,
Uganda. INOSR Experimental Sciences 11(1):77-86,2023.