WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience
    Recommandations de l’OMS concernant les soins prénatals pour que la grossesse soit une expérience positive
    Recomendaciones de la OMS sobre atención prenatal para una experiencia positiva del embarazo
    Recomendações da OMS sobre cuidados pré-natais para uma experiência positiva na gravidez

    Publication year: 2016

    Endorsed, by the UN Secretary-General, this is a comprehensive WHO guideline on routine ANC for pregnant women and adolescent girls. It aims to complement existing WHO guidelines on the management of specific pregnancy-related complications. The guidance aims to capture the complex nature of the issues surrounding ANC health care practices and delivery, and to prioritize person-centred health and well-being, not only the prevention of death and morbidity, in accordance with a human rights-based approach. "To achieve the Every Woman Every Child vision and the Global Strategy for Women's Children's and Adolescents' Health, we need innovative, evidence-based approaches to antenatal care. I welcome these guidelines, which aim to put women at the centre of care, enhancing their experience of pregnancy and ensuring that babies have the best possible start in life." Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General.