The Effects Of Prenatal Food Supplementation Of Pumpkin Seeds On Anemia In Antenatal Mothers
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines anaemia as a condition where a woman's haemoglobin level is less than 11 g/dl while she is pregnant. The most common cause of anaemia during pregnancy is iron deficiency anaemia (IDA), which affects about 32 million women worldwide and at least half of all pregnant women in middle- and low-income countries. Although clinical management of these factors does not respond to iron supplementation, primary level care can effectively handle these factors. This study was conducted, In order to determine the effects of adding pumpkin seeds to prenatal diets on anaemia in pregnant ladies in Amalapuram Mandal, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh. According to the findings, 67% of mothers reported normal activity levels, and 75% felt a regular heartbeat during the post-test examination. Additionally, 88% of participants had no pica, 79% had robust nails, and 60% of mothers showed no signs of anaemia after receiving pumpkin seed supplements. 92% of mothers had a sufficient nutritional status, and 85% of mothers had normal capillary refill. Participants reported no tingling or numbness in 97% of cases. Following the supplementation with pumpkin seeds, 79% of mothers reported having a strong appetite, and 97% of participants said they experienced no tingling or numbness which reveals the potential effect of Pumpkin seeds supplementation on anemia in antenatal mothers.