Almost 50% of women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) don't receive adequate antenatal care. Women's views can offer important insights into this problem. Qualitative studies exploring inadequate use of antenatal services have been undertaken in a range of countries, but the findings are not easily transferable. This study informs the development of future antenatal care programmes through a synthesis of findings in all relevant qualitative studies.
22 Mar 2013