Depressive symptoms during pregnancy can have multiple adverse effects on perinatal outcomes, including maternal morbidity and mortality. The potential impact of antenatal depressive symptoms on maternal health care use, however, has been little explored in low and middle-income countries. This paper investigates whether maternal health care utilisation varies as a function of antenatal depressive symptoms.
This research is supported by the Department for International Development’s Programme for Improving Mental Health Care (PRIME) which is led by the University of Cape Town
Tesera Bitew, Charlotte Hanlon, Eskinder Kebede, Girmay Medhin, Abebaw Fekadu (2016) Antenatal depressive symptoms and maternal health care utilisation: a population-based study of pregnant women in Ethiopia. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016 16:301 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-016-1099-1
Antenatal depressive symptoms and maternal health care utilisation: a population-based study of pregnant women in Ethiopia