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WHO Recommendations on Antenatal Care for a Positive Pregnancy Experience: Summary

Publish Date: January 2018
Author: MCSP

This brief highlights the WHO’s 2016 ANC recommendations and offers countries policy and program considerations for adopting and implementing the recommendations. The recommendations include universal and context-specific interventions. The recommended interventions span five categories: routine antenatal nutrition, maternal and fetal assessment, preventive measures, interventions for the management of common physiologic symptoms in pregnancy, and health system-level interventions to improve the utilization and quality of ANC.

This English brief is also available in A4.

Translated briefs are available via the following links:

  • French briefs are available here: letter and A4.
  • Portuguese briefs are available here: letter and A4.
  • Spanish briefs are available here: letter and A4.