Fertility and prenatal care among poor women in Nicaragua
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Fertility and prenatal care among poor women in Nicaragua an empirical analysis with data from the Living Standards Measurement survey of 1993 by Noriko Mimura

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Published by Center for International Development Research, Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University in [Durham, NC] .
Written in English


  • Fertility, Human -- Nicaragua.,
  • Poor women -- Medical care -- Nicaragua.,
  • Prenatal care -- Nicaragua.

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Edition Notes

StatementNoriko Mimura.
SeriesCIDR working papers series, CIDR working paper series
The Physical Object
Pagination21 p. ;
Number of Pages21
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17315832M

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Background. Poor women in the developing world have a heightened need for antenatal care (ANC) but are often the least likely to attend it. This study examines factors associated with the number and timing of ANC visits for poor women in Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, and El by: The data were collected among low-income households as part of an evaluation of the government's Oportunidades poverty reduction program. 4 Using information about prenatal care procedures Cited by:   Improving the coverage of antenatal care is regarded as an important strategy to reduce the risks of maternal and child mortality in low income settings like Gambia. Nonetheless, a large number of countries in Africa, including Gambia, are struggling to attain an optimum level of healthcare utilization among pregnant women. The role of socioeconomic inequalities in maternal healthcare uptake.   Compare the pregnancy of Brianna Morrison, a white woman who gave birth to sextuplets conceived using fertility treatments, to the womb policing of poor women and women of color taking place in states across the country. Morrison's pregnancy serves as one example among hundreds of high‐order multiple births in the United States.

  Introduction. Prenatal care is recognized as a key population-wide public health intervention to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes. Under-attending antenatal care appears to be a significant contributor to low birth weight (LBW) babies, preterm birth, obstetric complications, and neonatal mortality [].Extensive use of prenatal care is often linked to high-risk pregnancies []; . Antenatal care can help women prepare for delivery and understand warning signs during pregnancy and childbirth. Through preventive health care, women can access micronutrient supplementation, treatment of hypertension to prevent eclampsia, as well as immunization against tetanus. Antenatal care can also provide HIV testing and medications to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV. I argue that incarcerated women should have access to reproductive health care including contraception, women’s health screenings, prenatal care, and terminations while in prison because of the long-term consequences of health complications and unwanted or high-risk pregnancy. Women Prisoners. In the United States, over , women were. The differentiation can be important as often secondary infertility is more prevalent in a population and suggests poor access or quality of health care during the previous pregnancy, delivery, or postpartum period, and/or ineffective treatment of gynecological infections, including STIs.

  Pregnancy-related deaths per , live births (the pregnancy-related mortality ratio or PRMR) for black and AI/AN women older than 30 was four to five times as high as it was for white women. Even in states with the lowest PRMRs and among women with higher levels of education, significant differences persist. The mean total number of prenatal care visits among participants was 5. While 31 women reported accessing prenatal care services, only 19 (61%) of those women delivered in health facilities. All 10 of the women who stayed in a casa materna (maternity house) delivered in a hospital or health center. All five of the women who reported having a.   Sub-Saharan Africa has the highest rate of adolescent pregnancy in the world. While pregnancy during adolescence poses higher risks for the mother and the baby, the utilisation of maternity care to mitigate the effects is low. This review aimed to synthesise evidence on adolescent mothers’ utilisation of maternity care in Sub-Saharan Africa and identify the key determinant factors . The findings indicated that 13% of the women did not receive any prenatal care and that only % of the women had adequate utilization of prenatal care. Women who perceived prenatal care as important utilized the services significantly more than other women, &chi2(1, N = ) = , p