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WHO Doubles the Number of Prenatal Visits, Changes Guidelines for Care

Pregnant women worldwide should have at least eight visits with competent midwives or health workers before giving birth. That's double the previous recommendation by the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO revised and consolidated its recommendation to ensure babies not only have everything they need to thrive, but also to be sure expectant mothers remain healthy. Dr. Ian Askew, Director of Reproductive Health and Research at the World Health Organization, told VOA,...

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