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What matters to women: a systematic scoping review to identify the processes and outcomes of antenatal care provision that are important to healthy pregnant women

This study is a global, systematic scoping review of what women want, need and value in inform a framework for future antenatal care (ANC) provision, comprising three equally important domains: clinical practices (interventions and tests); relevant and timely information; and psychosocial and emotional support. The findings suggest that a positive pregnancy experience matters across all cultural and sociodemographic contexts and that ANC guidelines and services should be designed to deliver it, and those providing ANC services should be aware of it at each encounter with pregnant women.

British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Downe et al. December 2015
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