oa South African Medical Journal - Time for 'basic antenatal care plus' in South Africa? - : editorial

Volume 105, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Antenatal care is a unique preventive public health intervention, offered routinely to healthy pregnant women. The overall objectives include health education, routine dietary supplementation, and, most importantly, to improve pregnancy outcomes for mother and child by detecting complications, particularly those without obvious symptoms, early.

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