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Common complications that are managed with hospitalization during pregnancy
include high blood pressure, foetal growth restriction, threatened preterm labour
and antepartum haemorrhage.
Key messages
􀃎 Admission to antenatal day care units may help to reduce the length of
hospital stay while providing a less regimented atmosphere for care of
pregnant women with complications and their families.
􀃎 The available evidence is insufficient to draw any firm conclusion regarding
the potential benefits of outpatient care for monitoring or treating
complications during pregnancy, particularly in poor settings.


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