Antenatal Care for A Positive Pregnancy Experience

A news published on 10th April on ‘The Daily Star’ titled ‘Antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience’.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline on regular antenatal care (ANC) offers worldwide, evidence-based guidelines. In line with a human rights-based perspective, the guide strives to reflect the complex nature of the concerns underlying ANC health care practices and delivery and promote person-centred health and well-being above mortality and morbidity prevention.

The guideline applies to all pregnant women, teenage girls, and unborn fetuses and infants who receive ANC in any hospital or community setting. Nutrition, maternal and fetal evaluation, preventive measures, therapies for common physiological complaints, and actions to increase prenatal care usage and quality of care are all included in this guideline.

However, one of the 49 suggestions included in the WHO guidelines on antenatal care for a pleasant pregnancy experience has just been modified.  The suggestion was first generated utilising the established operating procedures for guideline creation specified in the WHO handbook.

In summary, the process included the following steps: (i) identification of priority questions and outcomes; (ii) retrieval of evidence; (iii) assessment and synthesis of evidence; (iv) formulation of recommendation; and (v) planning for implementation, dissemination, impact evaluation, and recommendation updating.

The Executive Guideline Steering Group (GSG) identified this recommendation as a high priority for updating in response to new evidence on this question.

To read the full guideline by WHO: CLICK HERE

Source: The Daily Star

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