Importance Of Medical Care During Pregnancy

Are You Pregnant? “Yes, I’m Pregnant ” this good news brings excitement in your life. At the same Time makes you tense, worry, anxiety, blah blah blah.

In this part of A to Z Guide to pregnancy, we will discuss the Importance Of Medical Care During Pregnancy. We will discuss every question about antenatal care that comes to your mind on becoming pregnant.

Importance Of Medical Care During Pregnancy

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.

Systematic supervision (examination and advice) of a woman during pregnancy is called antenatal care.

It comprises of medical care, education, and counseling. Antenatal care during pregnancy ensures you 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 the health status of the woman
  • To improve 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 the 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 the 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. Routine test including a Blood test, Urine test, HIV, VDRL (Test for sexually transmitted diseases), Ultrasound 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 health 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 advised by your physician, and don’t take stress during this period.

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 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. I hope that you got to learn about Antenatal care during pregnancy (especially for the first time a pregnant woman). If yes do share your experience and if you any queries ask in the comment below.

Reference:

  • https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/12229-medical-care-during-pregnancy
  • http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/pregnancy/conditioninfo/prenatal-care
  • http://families.cscpbc.org/importance-of-medical-care
  • D.C Dutta textbook of obstetrics.

Disclosure: The views expressed in the blog content are independent and unbiased views of solely the blogger.

DISCLAIMER: The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice. One should consult the expert for any related information.

Dr Bushra

Gynaecologist by profession~~Food ,Health,lifestyle,Freelance Blogger~~social media influencer~~writer at heart~~Email for collaboration

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