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Antepartum Care

This section has a series of curated resources to support teachers and students during the stages of antepartum care, ensuring safe and timely management of both normal and complicated pregnancies.


Adolescent Pregnancy

old modules: 8, 18, 23
new modules: 38, 27, 34

WHO’s description of teen pregnancy, why it happens, and what the sequelae may be >>>

Antenatal Care Guidelines

old modules: 6, 14
new modules: 13, 18

Pregnancy, Childbirth, Postpartum and Newborn Care: A guide for essential practice >>>

NCBI Bookshelf. 3rd ed. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2015.

Antenatal Records

old modules: 1, 27
new modules: 8, 40

Giving women their own case notes to carry during pregnancy >>>

Brown HC, Smith HJ, Mori R, Noma H. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;(10):CD002856.

Contracted Pelvis

old module: 18
new module: 27

Contracted pelvis >>>

D. El-Mowafi. Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research. May 2021.

Fetal Movement Awareness

old modules: 13, 18
new module: 27

Fetal movement counting for assessment of fetal wellbeing (Review) >>>

Mangesi L, Hofmeyr GJ, Smith V, Smyth RMD. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015;(10):CD004909.

Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)

old modules: 6, 8, 14, 25
new modules: 13, 38, 18, 33

The Role of the Obstetrician or Gynecologist >>>

Description of signs of domestic violence, how to help, and how to make a safety plan.

Development of the Intimate Partner Violence During Pregnancy Instrument (IPVPI) >>>

A study to develop a screening tool for people who may be at risk of intimate partner violence.

Challenges of implementing restorative justice for intimate partner violence: An Islamic perspective >>>

Md. Jahirul Islam, Masahiro Suzuki, Nurunnahar Mazumder & Nada Ibrahim (2018). Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 37:3, 277-301, DOI: 10.1080/15426432.2018.1440277.

ASIST-GBV Screening Tool >>>

Wirtz, A.L., Glass, N., Pham, K. et al. Comprehensive development and testing of the ASIST-GBV, a screening tool for responding to gender-based violence among women in humanitarian settings. Confl Health 10, 7 (2016).

Caring for women subjected to violence: A WHO curriculum for training health-care providers >>>

WHO Online curriculum. Revised edition, 2021.

Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women: Taking action and generating evidence >>>

World Health Organization/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Geneva, World Health Organization, 2010.

Nutrition in Pregnancy

old module: 7
new module: 26

Cunnada ay u baahan yihiin inay Cunaan Haweenka Uurka leh (VIDEO) >>>


Understanding healthy eating during pregnancy (VIDEO) >>>


Zinc supplementation for improving pregnancy and infant outcome >>>

Bhutta ZA, Carducci B, Keats EC, Bhutta ZA. Cochrane library. 2021;2021(3):CD000230.

Weight Gain

old modules: 6, 7, 14
new modules: 13, 26, 18

Maternal body mass index and gestational weight gain and their association with perinatal outcomes in Viet Nam >>>

A study examining the effects of weight gain in pregnancy and birthing a baby who is small for gestational age or large for gestational age.



old module: none
new module: 34

Wikipedia >>>


Misoprostol-Only: Recommended Regimens >>>

FIGO Dosage Chart, 2017.


old modules: 6, 14
new modules: 13, 18

Anemia Policy Brief: Global Nutrition targets 2025 >>>

Complications Care Guideline

old module: 18
new module: 27

Managing Complications in Pregnancy and Childbirth: A guide for midwives and doctors >>>

2nd ed. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2017. Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO.


old module: 9
new modules: 13, 18

WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience >>>

NCBI Bookshelf. Geneva: World Health Organization; 2016.


old module: 18
new module: 27

Severe Pre-Ecplampsia (VIDEO) >>>


Severe Pre-Ecplampsia (VIDEO) >>>


Pre-Eclampsia: an update >>>

Von Dadelszon article

Magnesium Sulphate Dosing and Monitoring Checklist >>>

Helping Mothers Survive checklist

Pre-Eclampsia & Eclampsia Training Package >>>

JHPIEGO, Helping Mothers Survive. Managing hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Sexually Transmitted Infections

old module: 24
new module: 24

WHO Guideline on Syphilis Screening and Treatment for Pregnant Women >>>

NCBI Bookshelf. Place of publication not identified: World Health Organization; 2017.

Warning Signs in Pregnancy

old module: 18
new module: 27

Calaamadaha Khatarta ah Waqtiga Uurka (VIDEO) >>>


Understanding warning signs in pregnancy (VIDEO) >>>