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Imbibe Yourself about Antenatal Care during Pregnancy

Are You Pregnant? Learn everything about Antenatal care during pregnancy (especially for first time pregnant woman)

” Yes, you’re Pregnant ” this good news brings excitement in your life. At the same Time makes you tense, worry, anxious, blah blah blah. In this Pregnancy series of Learn everything about antenatal care, we will discuss every question that comes to your mind on becoming pregnant. Especially for that young woman who’s having the baby for the very first time. So if you have any questions about having a baby, don’t go anywhere, stick to our pregnancy series. Looking forward to your response.

What is Antenatal care?


Systematic supervision (examination and advice) of a woman during pregnancy is called antenatal care. It comprises of medical care, education, and counseling. The Antenatal care during pregnancy ensures you the better health and monitors the health of your baby.

What are the Principles of Antenatal care?


  • To counsel the women about
  • The importance of regular check up
  • To maintain or improve health status of the woman
  • To improve the psychology and to remove the fear of the unknown

What should I expect on my first Antenatal care visit?


When patients come to me on first antenatal care visit, I asked them many questions related to their health. Therefore, you can expect a thorough examination of your health by your gynecologist. 

Usually, we start by asking the date of the first day of last menstrual period. We use this date to calculate the EDD also known as Expected Delivery Date. That’s EDD is the day when your baby will be born. 

Complete physical examination is carried out. Random test including a Blood test, Urine test, HIV, VDRL (Test for sexually transmitted diseases) is performed.

You should talk about the prescription of drugs if you’re taking previously with your consultant whether it will affect your pregnancy or not.

What are things I can do to maintain healthy during pregnancy?


Pregnancy comes with lots of responsibilities towards your baby and yourself. Special care should be taken to ensure your health. Taking well-balanced Diet, light Exercises as advice by your physician, and sound rest. 

Apart from this intake of drugs if you’re addicted to smoking, tobacco, alcohol etc. Should be completely cut off. As this can harm your baby in many ways. 

Last but not the least take your medicine as prescribed by your consultant on time. These are some questions about  having a baby

These are many questions about having a baby. Read More here 


 
  • DISCLAIMER: The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice.
  • Reference- D.C Dutta textbook of obstetrics.
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22 Comment

  1. Valuable information as always, worthy of a share.

    1. Thanks 😊

  2. Antenatal care is so important when it comes to having a healthy pregnancy and the best chance of delivering a healthy baby at the end of it.
    Leanne | cresting the hill

    1. Yes it’s. Thanks 😊

  3. A good diet is so important for a healthy pregnancy… back home, many women don’t get antenatal care because of which they have iron deficiency and complications. This is a great article.

    1. Thanks 😊

  4. Nowadays… all pregnancies in educated families are closely monitored from Day 1. In my town (Jaipur), they even have free antenatal care in government hospitals for the weaker sections. My old maid, when she got pregnant, got herself registered there, and was given an ID card. She was given a complete schedule of regular checkups, supplements etc.
    Happy AtoZing!
    Chicky @ http://www.mysteriouskaddu.com

    1. Yes many govt projects are working on this thanks 😊

  5. Getting some real good education through your blog 🙂

    1. Thank 😊

  6. Again, an absolutely essential topic taken up here. Wonderful series this is.

    1. Thanks 😊

  7. I don’t know much, but I have read a few places that Antenatal care is indeed important.
    Another extremely important post! I think by the end of it, I might have much more information about pregnancy than my future wife :p

    1. thanks 🙂

  8. Such a great topic and so complete! While I’m way past the baby days, I’m sharing this on Twitter in hopes in helps others.

    1. thanks 🙂

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  10. Great going Bushra, all the best for your challenge. Antenatal care is something one always needs to know before delivery

    1. Thanks 😊

  11. You are writing wonderful Pregnancy posts – very informative

    1. Thanks 😊

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