Antenatal Care & Baby Health

When you first learn that you’re pregnant it is important for you to immediately get in touch with a doctor so that you can start your antenatal care. Antenatal care is the care that you receive from healthcare professionals during your pregnancy, this will include several appointments with your doctor or in some cases a specialist (obstetrician). When you are pregnant it is essential to take good care of your own health and see your doctor regularly to ensure the best health for you and your baby.​ Antenatal care is recommended as a preventative method of potential problems during pregnancy.

What will be discussed?

In your first visit various lifestyle factors will be brought up that may affect the health of your baby, this includes:

  • Folic Acid and Vitamin D Supplements
  • Nutrition, diet and food hygiene
  • Smoking, Recreational drug use and alcohol
  • Antenatal screening tests

When should I start?

Antenatal Care is very important for the well being of your baby, If you plan on having a baby or have recently had a positive pregnancy test, It is highly recommended that you book an appointment with a doctor in order to begin Antenatal care and to receive the appropriate information.

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