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Antenatal care [message #24764] Wed, 06 July 2022 21:42 Go to next message is currently offline
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I would like to calculate antenatal care by skilled provider for 3 years preceding the survey for the last birth.
In my dataset b3 = date of birth of child (cmc). Is b3_01 is the date of birth of last child? I am using Stata.

Thank you in advance.

Re: Antenatal care [message #24787 is a reply to message #24764] Mon, 11 July 2022 10:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

Yes, b3 is the century month code for the month when the child was born, and _01 identifies the most recent birth. Thus b3_01 is the cmc of birth of the most recent birth. I say "most recent birth" rather than "youngest child" because the child may not have survived. For ANC that's not relevant, but for immunization status, say, it would be relevant, because immunization information is only obtained for children who survived.
Re: Antenatal care [message #26771 is a reply to message #24764] Fri, 28 April 2023 00:55 Go to previous message
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Antenatal care, also known as prenatal care, is the medical care a woman receives during pregnancy to ensure the health of both the mother and the developing fetus. Here are some important aspects of antenatal care:

Regular Check-ups: A pregnant woman should have regular check-ups with a healthcare provider throughout her pregnancy. These check-ups usually include physical examinations, blood tests, and ultrasounds to monitor the health of the mother and the developing fetus.

Nutrition: Proper nutrition is important for the health of both the mother and the developing fetus. A healthcare provider will advise a pregnant woman on what to eat, what to avoid, and how much to eat to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

Exercise: Moderate exercise during pregnancy is generally safe and can help a woman stay healthy and prepare for labor and delivery. A healthcare provider can advise on the type and amount of exercise that is safe during pregnancy.

Screening for Health Conditions: A healthcare provider will screen a pregnant woman for certain health conditions that can affect the pregnancy, such as gestational diabetes and high blood pressure.

Education and Counseling: Antenatal care provides an opportunity for a healthcare provider to educate a pregnant woman about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care. Counseling can also be provided for issues such as breastfeeding and postpartum depression.

Immunizations: A pregnant woman may need certain vaccinations, such as the flu vaccine and the Tdap vaccine, to protect herself and her baby.

In short, antenatal care is important for the health of both the mother and the developing fetus. It includes regular check-ups, proper nutrition, exercise, screening for health conditions, education and counseling, and immunizations.
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