I for Imbibe Yourself about Antenatal Care during Pregnancy – Part 1

Are You Pregnant? Learn everything about Antenatal care during pregnancy (especially for first time pregnant woman)

” Yes, you’re Pregnant ” this good news brings excitement in your life. At the same Time makes you tense, worry, anxious, blah blah blah. In this Pregnancy series of Learn everything about antenatal care, we will discuss every question that comes to your mind on becoming pregnant. 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.

What is Antenatal care?

Systematic supervision (examination and advice) of a woman during pregnancy is called antenatal care. It comprises of medical care, education, and counseling. The Antenatal care during pregnancy ensures you the 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 health status of the woman
  • To improve the 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 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 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. Random test including a Blood test, Urine test, HIV, VDRL (Test for sexually transmitted diseases) 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 healthy 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 advice by your physician, and sound rest. 

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 the 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. Read More here 

  • DISCLAIMER: The content in this post is purely meant for educational purpose only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice.
  • Reference- D.C Dutta textbook of obstetrics.
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Dr Bushra

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

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