Hybrid Antenatal Care Model for Low - Risk Pregnant Woman During The COVID - 19 Pandemic

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Kornkanok Kuesakul
Sudhathai Prasong
Sasitara Nuampa
Kultida Subsomboon



Purpose: This integrative review aimed to collects and synthesizes antenatal care model for low risk pregnant woman during COVID19 pandemic based on WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience.

Design: An integrative review.

Methods: Original research studies and clinical practice guideline published in 2015-2021 were identified using electronic databases (PubMed, Proquest, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Ovid Medline, and Science Direct). Articles were critically reviews and extracted using an approach based on the QualSyst tool. From 68 relevant research articles identified, 8 recommendations and original researches were included in the present review.

Main findings: The suitable antenatal care model for low risk pregnant woman is hybrid model that integrate virtual antenatal care with traditional care by reduce in person visit and apply telehealth technology for virtual visit to maintain and improve quality of care, pregnancy outcome , client and health care provider satisfaction and minimizing risk to COVID19 exposer for pregnant woman.

Conclusion and recommendations: The results identified that the recommended model of prenatal care during COVID19 pandemic is hybrid model and a need for future experimental research examining an effective hybrid antenatal care model specifically tailored for COVID19 pandemic to examine quality of care, pregnancy outcome, client and health care provider satisfaction.


Keywords: Pregnant woman, Hybrid antenatal care, Virtual antenatal care, COVID 19, Corona virus



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