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Prenatal Care

In the past 10 years, two-thirds of women received 10 or more prenatal visits while pregnant

Women with 10 or more prenatal visits are less likely to experience adverse pregnancy outcomes when compared to women who have less than 10 prenatal visits. These adverse pregnancy outcomes include, but are not limited to, low birth weight, preterm births, and developmental delays or disabilities. Ten or more prenatal visits is an indicator of responsible and healthy pregnancies and subsequently births.7

  • In 2021, 69.1% of women receive 10 or more prenatal visits in Lancaster County.
  • Consistently, a lower percentage of women under 20 years of age receive 10 or more prenatal visits than older women.

7.  Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (2021). Vital statistics: Birth data Lancaster County 2020. https://www.lincoln.ne.gov/City/Departments/Health-Department/Public-Health-Informatics-and-Planning/Data-and-Reports/Vital-Statistics