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Table 5 Antenatal contacts during pregnancy, by study phase

From: Better maternity care pathways in pregnancies after stillbirth or neonatal death: a feasibility study

  Phase 1 (Pre intervention) Phase 2 (Intervention)
Planned antenatal visits
Total antenatal visits 18 (16–24; 5–38) 18 (15–21; 8–31)
Total midwife visits 11 (9–14; 2–26) 11 (9–15; 4–21)
Care coordinator or buddy visits 0 2 (1–6; 0–14)
% Visits saw care coordinator or buddy 0 24 (9–43; 0–74)
‘Lead’ midwifea visits 4 (2–6;1–15) 4 (3–5; 1–16)
% Visits with ‘lead’ midwifea 37 (32–51; 18–100) 40 (29–52; 14–84)
Other midwife visits 6 (4–7; 0–13) 6 (4–9; 2–14)
Midwife not recorded 1 (0–1; 0–3) 1 (0–2; 0–5)
Total number of midwives seen 6 (5–7; 1- 12) 6 (4–7; 3–11)
Unplanned antenatal visits
Total visits 2 (1–3: 1–5) 2 (1–5; 1–10)
  1. Data are median (IQR; range), unless stated
  2. NB: Midwife seen was not recorded in notes for 9% of antenatal visits. a ‘Lead’ midwife was defined as the midwife seen most frequently during planned antenatal visits. If two midwives saw woman for same number of visits ‘lead’ was designated as the first midwife identified. In phase 2, the ‘lead’ midwife for 9 women 4 in site 1 and 5 in site 2 was a midwife other than the care-coordinator or buddy