Common complications that are managed with hospitalization during pregnancy
include high blood pressure, foetal growth restriction, threatened preterm labour
and antepartum haemorrhage.
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.