National WIC Association

Barriers to prenatal care for homeless pregnant women

Bloom KC, et al. Barriers to prenatal care for homeless pregnant women. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. Jul/Aug 2004; 33(4):428-435.

The purpose of this study was to explore and describe the barriers to prenatal care for homeless pregnant women. Based on the results, 75.61% of the respondents perceived barriers to prenatal care. Site-related factors were the most significant, followed by provider–client relationship, inconvenience, fear, and cost.

Categories: Prenatal Care