Learning Outcomes for Study Session 8

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

8.1 Define and use correctly all of the key words printed in bold. (SAQs 8.1 and 8.4)

8.2 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. (SAQ 8.1)

8.3 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. (SAQ 8.2)

8.4 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. (SAQs 8.1 and 8.5)

8.5 Identify the serious risk factors that would make it advisable for a woman to give birth in a health facility rather than at home. (SAQs 8.3 and 8.4)

Study Session 8  Diagnosing Pregnancy and Learning a Pregnant Woman’s History

8.1  Gaining a woman’s trust in antenatal care