Prenatal Care
Prenatal care (also known as antenatal care) refers to the regular medical and nursing care recommended for women during pregnancy. Prenatal care is a type of preventative care with the goal of providing regular check-ups that allow doctors or midwives to treat and prevent potential health problems throughout the course of the pregnancy while promoting healthy lifestyles that benefit both mother and child. During check-ups, women will receive medical information over maternal physiological changes in pregnancy, biological changes, and prenatal nutrition including prenatal vitamins. Recommendations on management and healthy lifestyle changes are also made during regular check-ups. The availability of routine prenatal care has played a part in reducing maternal death rates and miscarriages as well as birth defects, low birth weight, and other preventable health problems.
Prenatal care generally consists of:
- monthly visits to the doctors during the first twotrimesters (from week 1–28)
- fortnightly visits to doctor from 28th week to 36th week of pregnancy
- weekly visits to doctor after 36th week till delivery(delivery at week 38–40)
- Assessment of parental needs and family dynamic

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