Patterns of antenatal care in low-versus high-risk pregnancies in Lebanon
AbstractWe studied patterns of antenatal care in low- versus high-risk pregnancies in Lebanon comparing 538 women after delivery in urban Beirut with rural Baka'a. Most women had 9 antenatal care visits with an obstetrician, starting in the first trimester. Care for high-risk and low-risk pregnancies was similar in terms of type of provider, number of visits and timing of first visit. More high-risk women had advice about special diets, supplements and laboratory tests. Maternal and fetal outcomes showed that, controlling for area and pregnancy risk, more antenatal visits were associated with fewer preterm deliveries, more caesarean sections and fewer cases of postpartum depression. Overall, differences between risk groups were small
El Kak, F., Chaaya, M., Campbell, O. & Kaddour, A. (2004). Patterns of antenatal care in low-versus high-risk pregnancies in Lebanon. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119408
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 10 (3), 268-276, 2004
MetadataShow full item record
Showing items related by title and MeSH subject.
SEA/RC41/PB/WP/3 - Envisaged pattern of investment (by programme) and the actual expenditure patterns World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEA/RC41/PB/WP/3, 1988-08-26)