Prenatal care is essential because it can help prevent problems or complications during pregnancy and inform moms-to-be about the steps they can take to keep their baby healthy. Take care of yourself and your future baby by doing the following
Seeking Prenatal Care as soon as possible improves the experience: seek medical care from the time you suspect you are pregnant or within your first few months.
Maintain Regular Prenatal Care: All of the follow-up appointments that your doctor will schedule during this stage are important
Your doctor will talk to you about what you can do to have an uncomplicated pregnancy. There are many health problems that can be controlled and others that can be avoided if they are detected early.
When should I start having Prenatal Care appointments?
As soon as you know you are pregnant or have the first suspicions. Pre-pregnancy family planning is also highly recommended.
What steps can I take before I get pregnant?
Increase your daily folic acid intake to the amount your doctor recommends.
Keep your diabetes and other medical conditions under control.
Avoid the use of drugs
Make sure you have all your shots up to date
Knowing your family's and your partner's medical history
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight
This decision will depend on your doctor depending on whether or not you have a high-risk pregnancy, the risk you have for complications, and other factors.
Usually a person between the ages of 18 and 35 who is in good health and pregnant attends:
Every 4 to 6 weeks for the first 32 weeks
From week 32 to week 37, visits increase to every 2 or 3 weeks
And in the last weeks of pregnancy, which are from the 37th week until the day of delivery, it is regularly every week.
Schedule regular appointments with your Doctor
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