McDiehl RP, Boatin AA, Mugyenyi GR, Siedner MJ, Riley LE, Ngonzi J, Bebell LM. Antenatal Care Visit Attendance Frequency and Birth Outcomes in Rural Uganda: A Prospective Cohort Study. Maternal and child health journal. 2020 Nov 17. PMID: 33201450 [PubMed]
Antenatal care (ANC) is designed to improve pregnancy outcomes by providing screening and treatment for preventable and treatable diseases. However, data are lacking on whether ANC affects stillbirth risk. We hypothesized stillbirth risk in Uganda is lower in women attending the recommended ≥ 4 ANC visits compared to those attending ≤ 3.