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Aims of Antenatal Care

Brief description about Aims of antenatal care.

Aims of antenatal care are

1. to monitor the progress of pregnancy in order to ensure

maternal health and normal fetal development.

2. to recognise the deviation from the normal and provide

management or treatment as required.

3.to ensure that the woman reaches the end of her pregnancy

physically and emotionally prepared for her delivery.

4. to identify high risk pregnancy and for their proper

management.

5.to reduce or prevent maternal and perinatal mortality and

morbidity

6.to help and support the mother in breast feeding and

parenting.

7. to offer family welfare advices on parenthood

Antenatal care comprises of:

1. Registration of pregnancy

2. History taking

3. Antenatal examinations [general and obstetrical]

4. Health education

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