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Health education during antenatal care: the need for more

Authors AlAteeq M, Al-Rusaiess A

Received 30 September 2014

Accepted for publication 15 January 2015

Published 18 February 2015 Volume 2015:7 Pages 239—242

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S75164

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Peer reviewer comments 4

Editor who approved publication: Professor Elie Al-Chaer


Mohammed A Al-Ateeq,1 Amal A Al-Rusaiess2

1College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdul-Aziz University for Health Sciences, 2Department of Family Medicine and Primary Health Care, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Abstract: The aim of health education during ante natal is to provide advice, education, ­reassurance and support, to address and treat the minor problems of pregnancy, and to provide effective screening during the pregnancy. Exploring current practices in this regard revealed the need for more organized educational activities to ensure high quality and clients satisfaction.

Keywords: antenatal care, health education, pregnant women, postpartum, misconceptions

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