Table 4

Opinions about the new antenatal care programme

Country

Preferred Number of visits

Observations about information received from providers

Observations about treatment received


Saudi Arabia

More visits in the initial stages of pregnancy. 10 to 12 visits total.

Difficulties to ask questions and obtain information from male doctors

High satisfaction. Complaints about lack of courtesy by doctors.

Argentina

No specific preferences. 9 to 11 visits during pregnancy seems OK.

Contradictory versions on nutritional information

High satisfaction. Complaints about rude treatment

Cuba

1 visit every 15 days. Around 18 during pregnancy period.

Lack of information on the affective area

High satisfaction. Acceptance of scolding practices by doctors

Thailand

No specific preferences. 7 to 8 visits during pregnancy seems OK

Lack of information about nutrition.

High satisfaction. Complaints about lack of courtesy by doctors.


Nigenda et al. BMC Public Health 2003 3:17   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-3-17

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