Determinants of the number of antenatal visits in a metropolitan region

  title={Determinants of the number of antenatal visits in a metropolitan region},
  author={Katrien Beeckman and Fred Louckx and Koen Putman},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Antenatal care has a positive effect on pregnancy, both clinically and psychologically, but consensus about the optimal number of antenatal visits is lacking. This study aims to provide insight into the dynamics of the number of antenatal visits a woman receives. Independent effects of predisposing, enabling and pregnancy-related determinants are examined. METHODS Women were recruited in nine clinical centres in the Brussels Metropolitan region. Antenatal care use was measured… CONTINUE READING

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