Why is it important to take proper and adequate antenatal care?
To ensure a normal pregnancy with delivery of a healthy baby from a
To identify high risk cases
To prevent or to detect and treat any possible complications
To provide continuous risk assessment and primary preventive health care
To educate the mother about the physiology of pregnancy and Labor by demonstrations, charts and diagrams to remove fear from the mind of the mother.
To discuss with the couple about the place, time and mode of delivery.
When should your first visit to the Gynecologist be?
As soon as you miss your periods ! but it Should not be delayed beyond the second missed period.
The whole pregnancy is divided into three trimesters.
1st trimester: First 12 weeks of pregnancy ( 1st,2nd,3rd month of pregnancy)
2nd trimester: 13 to 28 weeks of pregnancy ( 4th,5th,6th month of pregnancy)
3rd trimester: 29 to 40 weeks of pregnancy.(7th,8th,9th month of pregnancy)