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Poorer women experience worse care during pregnancy, says study

Poorer women experience worse care during pregnancy, says study

Women less likely to have seen doctors and have higher chance of hospital admissions and unplanned caesarean deliverie
Pregnant women having ultrasound in doctor's office

Women from the most deprived groups are 60% less likely to have received any antenatal care. Photograph: Charles Gullung/Getty Images

Women in low-income groups experience worse care during pregnancy, with the most deprived being 60% less likely to have received any antenatal care when compared with the least deprived, according to a study.

Researchers from Oxford University’s National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit also found that the most deprived women in England were 38% less likely to have been seen by a health professional prior to 12 weeks’ gestation and 47% less likely to report being able to see one as early as they desired.

The authors of the study, published in international obstetrics and gynaecology journal BJOG on Wednesday urged action. “Having identified that poorer women have poorer maternal outcomes despite universal healthcare, the most important next step is the planning and development of strategies to address possible reasons for these differences in healthcare delivery and outcomes,” they said….

READ MORE: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/17/low-income-women-worse-care-pregnancy-oxford-university-study?CMP=EMCSOCEML657

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