reducing morbidity

Antenatal Visits-a brief view

Care of women during pregnancy aims to achieve at the end of a pregnancy a healthy mother and baby.

It begins soon after the conception and continues throughout the pregnancy.

OBJECTIVES

1. Maintain health of mother during pregnancy.

2. To detect high risk cases.

3. Foresee complications.

4. Reduce mortality and morbidity rate of both mother and infant.

5. Teach the mother about the child care, nutrition, hygiene.

6. Family planing.

During these visits, some investigations need to be done irrespective anything.

They are called must do investigations.

Therefore antenatal visits form one of the important component of maternal health care during pregnancy.