Prenatal care began in the first trimester 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. National Institute of Health- Prenatal Care

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. The previous year, Maine's rate was nearly the same at 90.1%, compared to 87.7% in 2001 and 2002.

In 2020, the rates of receiving prenatal care in the first trimester varied between a high of 97.2% in York and 95.3% in Penobscot compared to a low of 79.4% in Sagadahoc and 85.6% in Androscoggin.
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Definitions: 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.

Data Source: Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics.

Footnotes: NA=Not available
Includes only live births.

Updated February 2022