Pregnency & Motherhood
Modern medicine improved the quality of pregnancy and prenatal care, without which many mothers and children did not survive pregnancy and child birth. Prenatal care is vital for the health of mother and child. The prenatal care includes,
- Good nutrition and health habits before and during pregnancy
- Frequent prenatal exams
- Routine ultrasounds to detect problems with the baby
- Routine screening for:
- Blood pressure problems
- Blood type problems (Rh and ABO)
- Genetic disorders
- Immunity to rubella
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Urine protein
The goals of prenatal care are to:Read More
- Monitor both the mother and baby throughout the pregnancy
- Look for changes that may lead to a high-risk pregnancy
- Explain nutritional requirements during and after pregnancy
- Explain activity recommendations or restrictions
- Discuss common pregnancy complaints such as morning sickness, backaches, leg pain, frequent urination, constipation, and heartburn and how to manage them, preferably without medications
- Give support to the pregnant woman and her family
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