Endangering safe motherhood in Mozambique: prenatal care as pregnancy risk.

@article{Chapman2003EndangeringSM,
  title={Endangering safe motherhood in Mozambique: prenatal care as pregnancy risk.},
  author={Rachel R. Chapman},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          355-74
        }
}
Despite high infant and maternal mortality rates, many Mozambican women with access to prenatal services delay prenatal clinic consultations, limiting opportunity for prevention and treatment of preventable pregnancy complications. Ethnographic research, interviews with health providers and longitudinal pregnancy case studies with 83 women were conducted in Central Mozambique to examine pregnant women's underutilization of clinic-based prenatal services. The study found that pregnancy beliefs… CONTINUE READING
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