13.4  The Antenatal Care Card

Figure 13.1 is a guide to the information that you should gather at each of the four antenatal visits. At the beginning of each visit, ask the mother if she has developed any danger symptoms since her last check up. Remind her to come to see you quickly if she develops vaginal bleeding, blurred vision, abdominal pain, fever or any other danger symptoms. You will learn how to counsel her about danger symptoms in Study Session 15.

An antenatal care card
Figure 13.1  Antenatal Care Card from the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health’s ‘Integrated Maternal and Child Care Card’.

13.3  The basic and specialised components of FANC

13.5  Objectives and procedures at each FANC visit