EVALUATION OF NUTRITIONAL PATTERNS OF PREGNANT ADOLESCENTS

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Ghada Mohammed Awad , Wissam Jabbar Qassim

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Background:  nutrition refers to the process by which the body uses and absorbs the nutrients found in a food.  The scientific evaluation of nutritional composition, the physiological function of nutrients, and nutritional requirements of people with different ages, activities, and lifestyles are all part of its research. People differ in their stature, weigh, and level of exercise, so what is effective for one may not work for another. Since their changing behaviors and negative body image, adolescents who are pregnant have specific requirements for nutrition.
Objectives: Evaluate The Nutrition Patterns of Pregnant Adolescents. Methods: A descriptive design was carried out at Primary Health Care Centers in Al-Diwaniyah City for the period from 31 of December 2023 to 1 of May 2024. A non-probability (purposive) sample of 100 pregnant adolescents who Visit Primary Health Care Centers to Obtain Health Care was selected by Interview of pregnant and show questioner and take social and personal demographic information and relying on a questionnaire, nutritional health was evaluated. Special interviews are conducted with directors of primary health care centers to explain the importance, objectives of the study and the data. addition, Data is collected through the use of a questionnaire, and interviewing pregnant teenagers after they agree to be interviewed individually and confidentially for scientific research purposes only. Result: Based to the study, there are pregnant women as young as 15 years old, there is an moderate relationship between dietary patterns and adolescent pregnancy, and the majority of pregnant adolescents are underweight due to malnutrition. Conclusion: The study's conclusion showed that pregnant adolescents who are visit in Diwaniyah City primary health care centers have moderate nutritional patterns.
 

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Wissam Jabbar Qassim, G. M. A. ,. (2024). EVALUATION OF NUTRITIONAL PATTERNS OF PREGNANT ADOLESCENTS. Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum, 34(3s), 1101–1108. Retrieved from http://obstetricsandgynaecologyforum.com/index.php/ogf/article/view/428
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