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Pregnancy and Antenatal Care Ė Doís & Doníts

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What is Antenatal Care and Why is it Necessary?

Pregnancy, Labor and birth of a child are important milestones in a coupleís life. Regular medical care, knowledge of your choices, and understanding the unknown events during pregnancy can make childbirth an extremely enriching and joyful event.

A womanís health and behavior in pregnancy affect her baby. A poor diet, smoking, intake of alcohol, certain drugs, and severe illnesses can hold back the babyís development. Hence during pregnancy, you should not only take good care of your own health but also go for regular checkups with your doctor. This is antenatal care and it is absolutely necessary because it makes sure that you and the baby are fit and well.

Pregnancy and Antenatal Care

Antenatal checkups prevent most medical problems. Even if there is a problem, early detection helps to control the problem better. For example, there is a condition called pre-eclampsia in which there is weight gain, high blood pressure and stress on the kidney. This is detected by regular blood pressure checks and checking the urine for protein. A urinary tract infection during pregnancy can be detected by a simple urine analysis and its treatment helps the normal growth of the baby in the womb.

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Nice post. Antenatal care is important but undergoing too many tests? is it safe during pregnancy?
Malini25 Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Good crisp thoughts, however there is a lot more to taking care of yourself while you are pregnant. Here i found a great compilation.
samjain Saturday, January 17, 2015
At RainbowHospital childbirth preparation classes are conducted for pregnant couples every week. In these classes the entire team of care-givers for the pregnant woman meet couple informally and take them through the changes in pregnancy, what are the do's and don'ts, right eating habits, exercise and fitness.
RainbowHosp01 Friday, January 24, 2014
i want know what's the antenatal ex?
mahy98 Thursday, June 7, 2012
Pregnancy and Antenatal Care ‚Äď Do‚Äôs and Don‚Äôts Helps me for caring of my future baby as well as my wife
Amit_Goyal_Punjab_India Thursday, September 22, 2011
antenion body dipping into lowering what it means in details what care should be taken
yashodha Thursday, August 18, 2011
The article is basic and telling you you need to see your doctor when pregnant or..... Not true if you listen to your body, enjoy your pregnancy, and feel fine you never have to see a doctor. In fact if you wish to have a birthing practitioner or midwife all the better. Though even here you only have to see anyone if you want to. Woman take charge of your body, own your experience not what someone else tells you.
pinkspiders Saturday, March 26, 2011
hi my name is megan and i was wondering if anyone could give me some information on antenatal care and tell me how it helped u through pregnancy and i was wondering if any of u had any thoughts could u please let me know as im doin this for my coursework for my child development class thanks megan x
megan2303 Monday, February 21, 2011
when should a pregnant go for antenatal?
UDUAK Monday, August 2, 2010
Help a child today for quality education!.. Found donation for children of tomorrow. They need our help whatever you have can help a child for quality education... We are everything they have in life so please let help them so that there world can be a better place.
prince_n122 Thursday, July 1, 2010

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