The Effort to Healthy Pregnancy Through Education on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Body Mechanics


  • Milatun Khanifah Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan
  • Rini Kristiyanti Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan
  • F Fitriyana Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan
  • S Suparni Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan
  • Erma Yunianti Universitas Muhammadiyah Pekajangan Pekalongan



pregnant women’s knowledge, physical activity, nutrition, body mechanics


Pregnancy as a physiological process is often an obstacle to maintaining
optimal health due to the discomfort that occurs during this period. Various
obstacles due to discomfort can prevent pregnant women from being
physically active, implementing a healthy diet. In addition, in the 3rd trimester
of pregnancy, most pregnant women experience the discomfort of back pain,
and many are not aware of the management that can be done. This condition
causes pregnant women to be unfit during the pregnancy process. This
community service program aims to increase the knowledge of pregnant
women related to physical activity, nutrition and body mechanics so that the
pregnancy is a quality process. This community service was conducted in
Noyontaansari sub district, the working area of Pekalongan City Noyontaan
Health Center, which was attended by 29 pregnant women. The activity was
carried out in the form of education in pregnant women's class activities.
There was an increase in the knowledge level of pregnant women before and
after the education. The knowledge tested included knowledge about physical
activity (exercise), nutrition and body mechanics for pregnant women. The
pre-test results showed that most (62%) had a moderate level of knowledge,
7% had less knowledge and only 31% had good knowledge. After the training,
the post-test results showed that all pregnant women had a good level of
knowledge. This is an indication of the success of the PkM activities in
improving knowledge.


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How to Cite

Khanifah, M. ., Kristiyanti, R. ., Fitriyana, F., Suparni, S., & Yunianti, E. . (2023). The Effort to Healthy Pregnancy Through Education on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Body Mechanics. Journal of Community Services and Engagement: Voice of Community (VOC), 3(2), 34–44.