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Prenatal care began in the first trimester 2021 in Maine

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Why This Indicator Matters

Having a healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth. Getting early and regular prenatal care improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy. Having prenatal care begin in the first trimester also reduces the likelihood of having a low-birth weight baby.  Importance if early and adequate prenatal care (Healthy People 2030)

What the data shows
In 2020, the national rate of receiving prenatal care in the first trimester was 77.7%. March of Dimes Prenatal Care while in Maine the rate was 90.2% in 2020. 

In 2021, the rates of receiving prenatal care in the first trimester varied between a high of 91% in Hancock and 90% in Penobscot compared to a low of 71% in Piscataquis and 77% in Androscoggin Counties. 
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The number and percent of live births for which the mother began receiving prenatal care during the first three months of pregnancy. The numerator is the number of mothers that had prenatal care in the first trimester and the denominator is the number of live births.


New series as methodology has changed.
February 2023.

Last Updated

February 2023