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Mothers who Received Early Prenatal Care
Shows the percentage of births to mothers who began prenatal care in the first trimester of their pregnancy. In order to have the best possible outcome for mother and child, early prenatal care is essential. Even before a woman conceives, she can be given folic acid, checked for immunity to rubella and blood type, as well as advised about smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating a healthy diet. Once a woman is pregnant, prenatal visits to a healthcare provider will include examinations to determine the health of the mother and developing fetus.
Measurement Period: 2014
HP 2020 Target:Healthy People 2020 target: Increase the proportion of pregnant women who receive prenatal care beginning in first trimester to 77.9%
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