Introduction: Unplanned pregnancy has been a distressing reality among females in the reproductive age group particularly in developing countries. The repercussions of such events range from illegal abortions to various health related problems associated with pregnancy in mothers. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of unplanned pregnancy and associated factors among pregnant women following ANC at Hambiso Health Center, Hambiso town, North Showa, Oromia region, Ethiopia.
Methodology: Cross sectional study design was conducted at Hambiso Health Center from June 10, 2017 to July 24, 2017. The sample size was calculated as 165 and convenience sampling technique was used. The study populations were pregnant women following ANC at Hambiso Health Center, Hambisoo town. Data was collected by pretested structured questionnaire, by face to face interview. Chi square test was used to test the association between the dependent and independent variables.
Result: Prevalence of unplanned pregnancy was high 35.2% among the study sample, majority of the unplanned pregnancies were miss timed followed by husband influence.