Maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health

Antenatal care in developing countries

Promises, achievements and missed opportunities: an analysis of trends, levels and differentials, 1990-2001

Abou-Zahr, Carla Lidia / Wardlaw, Tessa

Publication details

Number of pages: 32
Publication date: 2003
Languages: English
ISBN: 9241590947
WHO reference number: WQ 175 2003AN



This document seeks to provide clear evidence-based answers to questions such as: Why does antenatal care matter? What should antenatal care consist of? How is use of antenatal care measured? What is known about current use of antenatal care? And what is known about recent trends in antenatal care? It also reviews the issue of how many visits to the clinic are required for sound antenatal care.