Why do women seek antenatal care late? Perspectives from rural South Africa.

@article{Myer2003WhyDW,
  title={Why do women seek antenatal care late? Perspectives from rural South Africa.},
  author={Landon Myer and Abigail D. Harrison},
  journal={Journal of midwifery & women's health},
  year={2003},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={268-72}
}
Despite the widespread availability of free antenatal care services, most women in rural South Africa attend their first antenatal clinic late in pregnancy and fail to return for any followup care, potentially leading to avoidable perinatal and maternal complications. Using interviews with pregnant women from the rural Hlabisa district of South Africa, we documented perceptions of health and health care during pregnancy and investigated factors shaping the utilization of antenatal care. Our… CONTINUE READING

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