INTRODUCTION: Antenatal care (ANC) is the follow-up of pregnant women at regular intervals by healthcare personnel to protect and improve their own and their babies' health. In our study, we aimed to reveal the effect of the COVID 19 pandemic on pregnant women's behavior receiving antenatal care in Burdur.
METHODS: Our study is a cross-sectional study. The study's universe consists of 538 pregnant women living in Burdur between May 15 and June 15, 2020, and observed in the Family Medicine Information System (AHBS) during the pregnancy follow-up period.
RESULTS: A total of 515 pregnant women participated in our study. 2.7% of the pregnant women participating in our study received ANC service only from the primary health care institution, and 13.4% from only the secondary health institution. 79.6% of pregnant women received ANC service together from primary and secondary health care. The rate of pregnant women who did not receive ANC service from both health institutions was 4.3%.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: It has been determined that there is a decrease in the utilization of ANC services in Burdur associated with the COVID 19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, many arrangements have been made to ensure that antenatal care services are maintained safely. However, ANC services should be rearranged in line with UNFPA and WHO.