An antenatal check-up is the systemic supervision of a woman during pregnancy to observe the progress of fetal growth and the overall health of the mother. The complete antenatal check-up provides necessary care to the mother and helps to discover any complications that may occur in pregnancy, such as anemia, syphilis, pre-eclampsia or hypertension, etc., in the mother and inadequate growth of the fetus.
This allows a couple for the timely management of complications & preparation of birth plan through referral to an appropriate facility for further treatment.
Components Of Antenatal Checkup
During all the visits to a clinic by a pregnant lady, many aspects related to health and well-being is considered. For this, the check-up is divided into 4 components, namely:
- Evaluation of patient history, both personal & medical
- Physical examination of the patient
- Laboratory investigations
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Q. What is an antenatal test?
Antenatal tests include different types of urine & blood tests to evaluate the well-being of both the fetus & expecting mother.
Q. How do you do an antenatal check-up?
The antenatal check-up includes evaluations of patient history, physical examination, & laboratory investigation.
Q. What happens in your first antenatal appointment?
In the first antenatal visit to a specialist, an expecting mother is likely to get a health assessment, report of pregnancy confirmation, and a detailed plan for the coming months.
Q. How vital is antenatal care?
An antenatal check-up allows early detection & prevention of complications that can be harmful to expecting mother & the fetus.
Q. When should antenatal care start?
Antenatal care should start between 8-12 weeks of pregnancy confirmation. This allows a specialist to provide the best consultation.