Clinical Practice Guidelines Antenatal care - Module I

4. Population groups with specific care needs

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Within the diversity of women that make up the Australian population, some face greater disadvantage in terms of access to health services and may experience poorer perinatal outcomes (AWHN 2008). These include women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds (including women from a refugee background), adolescent women and women living in rural and remote areas. This chapter discusses considerations in providing optimal antenatal care for these groups of women.