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Table 3 Frequency and total numbers of antenatal attendances, investigations and ultrasound scans*

From: A structured review and exploration of the healthcare costs associated with stillbirth and a subsequent pregnancy in England and Wales

Group Pre-conception care costs Total antenatal attendances Ultrasound scans Antenatal care Total care (including antenatal and delivery care)
   Women who deliver premature (<37 weeks gestation) Women who deliver to full term (37 to 40 weeks gestation) Women who deliver premature (<37 weeks gestation) Women who deliver to full term (37 to 40 weeks gestation) Women who deliver premature (<37 weeks gestation) Women who deliver to full term (37 to 40 weeks gestation)  
1: Women with a previous healthy child 8 9 2 2 £673 £724 £2,147
2a: Women with a previous healthy child but has diabetes £500 11 13 5 5 £1,309 £1,411 £3,870
2b: Women with a previous healthy child but has hypertension £188 10 12 5 5 £1,154 £1,256 £2,920
3a: Women with a previous stillbirth – known causes (non-recurrent) £159 10 12 3 3 £1,294 £1,486 £3,235
3b: Women with a previous stillbirth – known causes (recurrent)# £159 13 15 5 5 £1,779 £1,970 £3,720
3c: Women with a previous stillbirth – unknown causes# £159 13 15 5 5 £1,810 £2,002 £3,751
  1. *Antenatal ultrasound scans are reported separately from antenatal appointments, as they are usually conducted in two different departments (even though they may be conducted during the same visit to the hospital). #These data are estimates based on a study that investigated antenatal visits and scans which recorded a median of 10 (range 1 to 22) visits and 6 (range 1 to 22) ultrasound scans.