Association of maternal age with utilization of antenatal care services and knowledge of child development in rural Limpopo, South Africa

By  Nozipho Musakwa  Dr Mhairi Maskew  Lezanie Coetzee  Dr. Aneesa Moolla  Maluleke V  Leshabane P  Robertson A  Marincowitz G  Zuckerman M  Railton J  |  | 
  • Early pregnancy access to prenatal care is essential
  • Research has linked a lack of antenatal services to a  risk of maternal mortality
  • Younger women typically share traits such as low socioeconomic position, lack of spousal support, work obligations, and unexpected pregnancies
  • During focused group discussions (FGD) with CHWs they stated that young women had poorer knowledge

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