The Effect of Using Multiple Micronutrients (MMN) and Iron-folic Acid (IFA) on the Number of Normal Deliveries
Current Innovations in Disease and Health Research Vol. 8,
11 November 2023
Introduction: Health issues during pregnancy have been associated with a decrease in the incidence of uncomplicated deliveries in expectant mothers. To address this concern, the World Health Organization advocates for supplementing pregnant women with essential nutrients such as folic acid, iron, and a range of micronutrients. This study, conducted at Semen Padang Hospital in Padang, aimed to evaluate the impact of Multiple Micronutrient (MMN) supplementation on the mode of delivery.
Methods: Employing a retrospective descriptive research design, data was collected from pregnant women who underwent prenatal care and delivered at Semen Padang Hospital between January and December 2021.
Results: The study encompassed 201 pregnant participants, with 73 experiencing normal vaginal deliveries and 128 undergoing cesarean sections. The statistical analysis yielded a p-value of 0.767 (p>0.05), signifying that the effectiveness of Iron and Folic Acid (IFA) supplementation did not significantly differ from that of MMN in promoting normal deliveries.
Discussion: This study contributes valuable insights into the realm of maternal healthcare, shedding light on the comparable effectiveness of IFA and MMN in influencing the mode of delivery. The findings underscore the importance of providing expectant mothers with appropriate micronutrient supplementation, which may potentially contribute to improved maternal and neonatal outcomes.
Conclusion: These results advocate for continued research and implementation of targeted nutrient interventions during pregnancy to enhance overall maternal health and well-being.
- Multiple micronutrients (MMN)
- iron-folic acid (IFA)