Learning Outcomes

When you have studied this session, you should be able to:

  • Say why it is important to gain the trust and confidence of a woman who comes to you for antenatal care, and give an example of how you can keep or lose her trust. 
  • Distinguish between the possible, probable and positive signs of pregnancy, and decide whether a woman is possibly or probably pregnant, based on fictional case studies. 
  • Ask clear, accessible questions to help you get information about possible pregnancy symptoms, or common risk factors that might affect the health of a pregnant woman or her baby. 
  • Identify the serious risk factors that would make it advisable for a woman to give birth in a health facility rather than at home. 
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