What is Antenatal Care and Why is it Necessary?
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.
Latest Publications and Research on Pregnancy and Antenatal CareA feasibility trial of screening women with idiopathic recurrent miscarriage for high uterine natural killer cell density and randomizing to prednisolone or placebo when pregnant. - Published by PubMed
[Asthma during pregnancy: effects on fetal well-being, and maternal and perinatal complications]. - Published by PubMed
Uptake of influenza vaccine by pregnant women: a cross-sectional survey. - Published by PubMed
Effect of the Newhints home-visits intervention on neonatal mortality rate and care practices in Ghana: a cluster randomised controlled trial. - Published by PubMed
State of the Science on Perinatal Palliative Care. - Published by PubMed