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Support for pregnant women 

Support for pregnant women
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Support for pregnant women
Author(s):

Murray Enkin

, Marc J. N. C. Keirse

, James Neilson

, Caroline Crowther

, Lelia Duley

, Ellen Hodnett

, and Justus Hofmeyr

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780192631732.003.0003
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date: 23 October 2019

Chapter 3 discusses how outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth depend to a large extent on the social policies and health-care organization of the country in which the woman lives. Her health, her use of and response to health services, and her ability to follow the advice that she is offered, are affected by her own social circumstances and by the wider social, financial, and health-care policies, as well as social and professional support, autonomy, and her caregivers.

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