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Table 1 Main medical content in the standard antenatal care program (SAC) and the modified antenatal care program (MAC)

From: Study protocol for a modified antenatal care program for pregnant women with a low risk for adverse outcomes—a stepped wedge cluster non-inferiority randomized trial

  SAC   MAC   
Gestational
week
In-person visit Medical content e.g In-person visit Virtual visit Medical content e.g
6 to 10   Lifestyle recommendations    Lifestyle recommendations
11 to 15 # 1 Risk assessment
Gynecological examination
Blood pressure
Prenatal labs
Urine testing for protein
# 1   Risk assessment
Gynecological examination
Blood pressure
Prenatal labs
Urine testing for protein
11 to 13 + 6 yes Obstetrical ultrasound with preeclampsia risk assessment yes   Obstetrical ultrasound with preeclampsia risk assessment
18 + 0 to 20 + 0 yes Obstetrical ultrasound yes   Obstetrical ultrasound
25 # 2 Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height Plasma-glucose
  # 1 Up-dating history
29 # 3 Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height Plasma-glucose
Blood tests
Urine testing for protein
# 2   Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height Plasma-glucose
Blood tests
Urine testing for protein
32 # 4 Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height
   
35 # 5 Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height
Fetal presentation
# 3   Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height
Fetal presentation
37 # 6 Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height
Fetal presentation
   
38    # 4   Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height
Fetal presentation
39 # 7 Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height
Fetal presentation
   
41 # 8 Blood pressure Fetal heart rate with Doppler
Symphysis fundus height
Fetal presentation Membrane sweep
  # 2 Up-dating history