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Synonyms for antenatal

occurring or existing before birth

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In recent years, the need for such frequent routine antenatal visits, which were introduced arbitrarily and without evidence of effectiveness and represent a significant cost to both women and health services, has been challenged.
It continues to act as the focal point for practitioners in the North West in terms of antenatal HIV referral, training, strategic planning and development, and has an impact both in national and international HIV policy.
One London-based NHS midwife said: "We're being told antenatal classes are a 'luxury' and that I am needed on the maternity ward.
Experts behind the guidance, which applies to England and Wales, said services should be tailored to the needs of women in each region, such as providing "one-stop shop" antenatal care in areas with high teen pregnancy rates.
Antenatal visits can also give you the opportunity to ask questions about any issues you are concerned about.
A small number of consultant antenatal clinics would remain at Sandwell Hospital, along with a full range of midwifery antenatal services, including routine screening.
Though the experts did not determine if self-monitoring altered the outcome in this case, posters in their antenatal areas advising that patients do not use these devices had been put up.
Neal Long, Chief Executive, Sands: "For too long these deaths have been ignored and yet here is compelling evidence to suggest that many babies' lives could be saved with better antenatal care, increased funding for maternity services, more midwives and increased funding for research.
Key Words: Antenatal care, birth-weight, haemoglobin level.
On the whole, antenatal care programs in developing countries have been modeled on those in developed countries.
Overall, 1064 singleton live births occurred in this cohort of which information on sex of baby was missing for 10; 1054 births were analyzed for sex ratios at birth, by educational status, socio-economic status, birth-order, number of antenatal visits and number and timing of ultrasound examinations.
There is an assumption that maternity care providers will conduct antenatal sexual health screening appropriate to the population they serve.
According to a recent World Health Organization report, more than one million African babies die within their first month of life--500,000 within the first twenty-four hours--most from infections that could be easily and cheaply prevented with antenatal and newborn care.
More antenatal care, and in particular Aboriginal women attending for care earlier and more often, is often put forward as what is needed to improve pregnancy outcomes, as well as the health of future populations.