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WHO Recommendations on Antenatal Care for a Positive Pregnancy Experience

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WHO, World Health Organization

This comprehensive World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline provides global, evidence-informed recommendations on routine antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience. This document is intended for a wide audience including national and local policymakers, implementers and managers of national and local maternal and child health programmes, non-governmental and other organizations and professional societies involved in the planning and management of maternal and child health services, health professionals including obstetricians, midwives, nurses, general medical practitioners, academic staff involved in training health professionals, managers of maternal and child health programmes and public health policymakers in all settings. This guideline covers recommendations in various areas including nutrition, maternal and fetal assessment, preventative measures, interventions for common physiological symptoms and interventions to improve antenatal care utilization and quality of care.

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Health and nutrition

Health care providers

Newborn health

Postnatal Care

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