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Health Care System Factors for Prenatal Care in the First Trimester

Health Care System Factors

Having health insurance improves availability of prenatal care services. Lack of health insurance affects both the timing and frequency of prenatal care visits, resulting in poor pregnancy outcomes such as premature birth, low birth weight, and complicated delivery. Availability of family planning services is another system factor that reduces the risk of unintended pregnancy. If a pregnancy is planned, a woman is more likely to seek early and adequate prenatal care.

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Content updated: Wed, 1 May 2019 12:40:05 MDT