Prenatal Care

 

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Prenatal Care. Women who suspect they may be pregnant should schedule a visit to their health care provider to begin prenatal care. Prenatal visits to a health care provider usually include a physical exam, weight checks, and providing a urine sample. Prenatal care is an important part of a healthy pregnancy.

Whether you choose a family physician, obstetrician, midwife or group prenatal care, here’s what to expect during the first few prenatal appointments. The 1st visit As soon as you think. Prenatal care is an important part of staying healthy during pregnancy. Your doctor, nurse, or midwife will monitor your future baby’s development and do routine testing to help find and prevent possible problems. These regular checkups are also a great time to learn how to ease any discomfort you may be having, and ask any other questions about your pregnancy and the birth of your future baby.

Prenatal Care Prenatal care helps decrease risks during pregnancy and increases the chance of a safe and healthy delivery. Regular prenatal visits can help your doctor monitor your pregnancy and. Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant.

Take care of yourself and your baby by: Getting early prenatal care. If you know you’re pregnant, or think you might be, call your doctor to schedule a visit. Getting regular prenatal care.

Your doctor will schedule you for many checkups over the course of your pregnancy. Prenatal Care Expert prenatal care ensures that both you and your baby are as healthy as possible throughout your pregnancy. If you think you are pregnant, contact your doctor to make an appointment and establish your prenatal care schedule. The importance of prenatal care during pregnancy cannot be overstated.

Without it, expectant mothers risk both their own lives and the lives of the children they carry. Pregnancy is not a walk in the park, and having the guidance of an experienced medical professional along the way is invaluable. Good prenatal care is essential for you and your baby. Call your healthcare provider right away and schedule your first prenatal visit. During that visit you’ll be screened for certain conditions that could lead to complications.

If you haven’t yet chosen a provider, get started now. Certain lab tests are part of routine care during pregnancy. Some of these tests are done with a blood sample.

Others use a urine sample or a sample of tissue taken from your vagina, cervix, or rectum. These tests can help find conditions that may increase the risk of complications for you and your fetus. The definition of prenatal care is the health care of women throughout the course of pregnancy. Good prenatal care helps ensure the health of both the mother and the baby.

Regular checkups and prenatal testing are important parts of prenatal care.

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Scheduling prenatal visits in the evening or on weekends, setting aside times for walk-in prenatal visits, and offering other services such as applications for Medicaid and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) programs may increase use of prenatal services.

“Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women's Health Nursing E-Book” by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
from Foundations of Maternal-Newborn and Women’s Health Nursing E-Book
by Sharon Smith Murray, Emily Slone McKinney
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Prenatal visits Early and regular medical checkups by an obstetrician, family practitioner, general practitioner, or nurse-midwife are the cornerstone of good prenatal care.

“The New Harvard Guide to Women's Health” by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, M.D., Terra Diane Ziporyn, Alvin & Nancy Baird Library Fund, Harvard University. Press
from The New Harvard Guide to Women’s Health
by Karen J. Carlson, Stephanie A. Eisenstat, et. al.
Harvard University Press, 2004

In some countries, such as the Netherlands and the UK, family practitioners provide prenatal and obstetric services.

“The New Public Health” by Theodore H. Tulchinsky, Elena A. Varavikova
from The New Public Health
by Theodore H. Tulchinsky, Elena A. Varavikova
Elsevier Science, 2014

Before your first prenatal visit, start making healthy lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, eating nutritious foods, and taking folic acid.

“Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide” by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, Ann Keppler, Janelle Durham, April Bolding
from Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide
by Janet Walley, Penny Simkin, et. al.
Meadowbrook, 2016

Local health departments may offer free or low-cost prenatal care for women who are pregnant, but again the extent of services depends on state government or local allocation of funds.

“Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book” by Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, Elizabeth C. Kudzma
from Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book
by Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, Elizabeth C. Kudzma
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Most health insurance plans, including Medicaid, will pay for prenatal visits, care, and medically necessary tests.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
from Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
Atria Books, 2008

Prenatal care is a vital component of a healthy pregnancy, and usually includes nutritional counseling, genetic testing, ultrasounds, and ongoing monitoring of the mother and baby.

“New Dimensions in Women's Health” by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions in Women’s Health
by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2009

Prenatal care may be delivered by basic providers (family practice physicians or nurse practitioners), specialty providers (obstetricians or experienced family practitioners), or subspecialty providers (maternal-fetal medicine specialists) as appropriate to the level of risk.

“Fanaroff and Martin's Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant” by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh
from Fanaroff and Martin’s Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine: Diseases of the Fetus and Infant
by Richard J. Martin, Avroy A. Fanaroff, Michele C. Walsh
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

The public health centers provide free prenatal check-ups, iron supplements, and prenatal education.

“Childbirth Across Cultures: Ideas and Practices of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum” by Pamela Kendall Stone, Helaine Selin
from Childbirth Across Cultures: Ideas and Practices of Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Postpartum
by Pamela Kendall Stone, Helaine Selin
Springer Netherlands, 2009

Véase Prenatal care.

“Nicaraguan National Bibliography, 1800-1978” by Latin American Bibliographic Foundation, Nicaragua. Ministerio de Cultura, Biblioteca Nacional Rubén Darío
from Nicaraguan National Bibliography, 1800-1978
by Latin American Bibliographic Foundation, Nicaragua. Ministerio de Cultura, Biblioteca Nacional Rubén Darío
Latin American Bibliographic Foundation, 1986

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