Frequency and timing of antenatal visits
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Frequency and timing of antenatal visits by Virginia Pearson

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Published by Health Care Evaluation Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine, University of Bristol in Bristol .
Written in English


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StatementVirginia A. H. Pearson.
The Physical Object
Pagination47p. ;
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15386949M
ISBN 101856210723
OCLC/WorldCa60108759

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The analysis is based on modelling the frequency and timing of antenatal visits using three-level linear regression models. The results show that the use of antenatal care in Kenya is associated with a range of socio-economic, cultural and reproductive by: Pregnant women who had more antenatal care visits experienced a lower risk of neonatal mortality and more benefit in the last trimester: the ORs against the visit group, were (95% CI   Our findings confirm an association between pregnancy wantedness, frequency of antenatal care visits and timing of the first antenatal care visit. Women whose pregnancy was reported as mistimed and unwanted were more likely not to receive any antenatal care and when they did; they went for fewer than the recommended four visits with late by: To ensure the health of you and your baby, you’ll need to schedule regular visits to your doctor during your pregnancy. Use this guideline for making your appointments and understanding common procedures for each visit: Weeks Possible Tests 6–8 Blood type, rubella titer, blood counts, hepatitis screen, ultrasound. 10–12 Doppler detection of fetal heart, CVS, [ ].

You'll have a number of antenatal appointments during your pregnancy, and you'll see a midwife or sometimes an obstetrician (doctor specialising in pregnancy). They'll check the health of you and your baby, give you useful information (for example, about a healthy pregnancy diet or antenatal screening) and answer any questions.   In a survey conducted among a subset of WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience women participating in the WHO trial, fewer women were satisfied with the frequency of visits in the FANC model than in the standard model (% versus %) and women in the FANC model were less likely to be satisfied with. late the first time and have fewer than four antenatal care visits. Also, mistimed pregnancies were associated with low frequency of antenatal care visit and late timing of the first visit. Conclusion: Our findings confirm an association between pregnancy wantedness, frequency of antenatal care visits and timing of the first antenatal care visit. Pregnancy wantedness, frequency and timing of antenatal care visit among women of childbearing age in Kenya, Reproductive Health, , pp. 51, 13, DOI: /s Home About.

Each antenatal visit should be structured around specific content that is based on the woman’s needs. Incorporating assessments and tests into visits minimises inconvenience to the woman. While antenatal visits are well established as a means of improving perinatal outcomes, the number and timing of visits has been less studied (NICE ).   In addition to the frequency and timing of ANC visits, the quality of ANC care, as assessed by comprehensive, effective coverage of key evidence-based elements of the WHO Focused Antenatal Care (FANC) package, is also of concern []. So we want to analyze the association between frequency of antenatal visits and neonatal mortality and also want to establish a relationship between the timing of first antenatal visit and neonatal mortality in these states. Survey of Literature The first 28 days of . The main exposure variable was frequency of antenatal care visits during pregnancy (total visits and visits in each trimester). Total visits were categorized into 2–3, 4–6, 7–9 and 10 visits or more. Antenatal care visits in each trimester were determined during the first 3 months, during the 4th–6th months and from the 7th month until.