THE MISCONCEPTIONS IN THE BELIEF AND PATTERN OF FEEDING AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN EJEZIE-IZUOGU AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY

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THE MISCONCEPTIONS IN THE BELIEF AND PATTERN OF FEEDING AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN IN EJEZIE-IZUOGU AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITY

ABSTRACT

In the developing countries, such as ours, misconceptions and superstitious beliefs have a major influence on the food choices of individuals, especially the pregnant women. Based on this, the researcher is prompted to the misconceptions in the belief and pattern of feeding among pregnant women in Ejezie-Izuogu Autonomous community. The researcher used questionnaires, oral interview and personal observation to extract information from the pregnant women of Ejezie-Izuogu. From the findings, from the findings, food misconception exist in Ejezie-Izuogu, majority of the pregnant women had no knowledge of nutrition. These findings show that the pregnant women of Ejezie-Izuogu need to improve in their feeding pattern as this will help to reduce the complications on the mother and foetus.

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

CHAPTER ONE

1.0  Introduction                                                    1

1.1  Statement of problem                                      2

1.2  Significance of study                                        3

1.3  Objectives of study                                                 3

  1. Research questions                                          4

1.5  Scope of study                                                5

1.6  Limitations of study                                                5

1.7  Definitions of terms                                                6

 

CHAPTER TWO

2.0  Literature review                                             7

2.1  Food taboos                                                    8

 

CHAPTER THREE

3.0  Methodology                                                   12

3.1  Area of study                                                  12

3.2  Population                                                      13

3.3  Sample                                                          13

3.4  Sampling techniques                                        13

3.5  Instrument for data collection                                  14

3.6  Method of data analysis                                   14

 

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0  Analysis of data                                               15

4.1  Results and analysis of data                              15

 

  1. The type of foods eaten by the pregnant women  15

4.2  The knowledge of nutrition by pregnant women

in Ejezie-Izuogu                                              16

4.3  Food forbidden in pregnancy                             16

4.4  The food which pregnant women do not eat               17

 

CHAPTER FIVE

5.0  Discussion on findings                                      19

5.1  Conclusion and recommendations                      23

Conclusion                                                      23

5.2  Recommendations                                           24

References                                                      26

Appendix                                                               28

Questionnaires                                                29

 

CHAPTER ONE

1.0  INTRODUCTION

Belief, according to concise English Dictionary, is an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof.

Misconception is said to be a false or mistaken view or opinion. Misconceptions have been causing great harm to women’s health, especially the reproductive health, among various societies in the developing centuries. These misconceptions had been harming the cause of women’s health in the developed world even few decades ago (Carma Wadley, 2011).

 

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