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Table 2 Reported contents of antenatal care (ANC) counseling services delivered by maternity unit workers to their clients.

From: New paradigm old thinking: the case for emergency obstetric care in the prevention of maternal mortality in Nigeria

Items reportedly discussed by maternity staff with clients during ANC counseling: Doctors (n = 21)
Freq (%)
Nurses (n = 57)
Freq (%)
*CHEWs (n = 74)
Freq (%)
Total (n = 152)
Freq (%)
That all pregnant women are at risk of maternal complications 16 (76.2) 50 (87.7) 29 (39.2) 95 (62.5)
That Incidence of maternal complications may not be accurately predicted in individual women 13 (61.9) 40 (70.2) 55 (74.3) 108 (71.1)
That maternal complications, though unpredictable are treatable 17 (81.0) 48 (84.2) 50 (67.6) 115 (75.7)
Birth preparedness 13 (61.9) 47 (82.5) 35 (47.3) 95 (62.5)
"Warning/danger" signs of pregnancy and delivery 17 (81.0) 51 (89.5) 46 (62.2) 114 (75.0)
Postpartum family planning 19 (90.5) 50 (87.7) 57 (79.0) 126 (82.9)
Complication readiness 15 (71.4) 20 (35.1) 6 (8.1) 61 (40.1)
  1. *CHEWs = Community Health Extension Workers