oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Considerations for teaching mothers subjective foetal monitoring in a developing country

Volume 2, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



Foetal well-being as a science gained impetus with the development and extension of the provision of antenatal services, when mother and child were seen as a unit. As such social implications of care began to play a role. Disparity in the provision of health services in South Africa during the years under the apartheid regime meant that the majority of pregnant women did not have access to maternity services. In 1994, the democratically elected Government of National Unity introduced free mother and child services. This changed the way in which mother and child services were delivered in South Africa.

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