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Maintaining Good Prenatal Care Key to Healthy Pregnancy

Maintaining Good Prenatal Care Key to Healthy Pregnancy

  • Posted Jul 11, 2017
  • hchadmin

Are you or is someone you know expecting or planning to get pregnant? If so, it's important to remember that having a healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to have a healthy baby. Getting early and regular prenatal care improves the chances of a healthy pregnancy.

It is essential to maintain regular medical care during pregnancy (including regular check-ups and prenatal testing).

Most women visit their health care providers once a month for the first 28 weeks and then every two to three weeks until week 37. After that, you will most likely have weekly appointments until the baby is born. However, the schedule may vary depending on the preferences of your individual health care provider and medical needs. 

Prenatal visits may include:

•Reviewing medical history

•Completing various blood tests, urine analysis and lab work

•Taking your blood pressure and listening to the baby's heartbeat

•Providing a nutritional plan, including a prescription for prenatal vitamins

•Developing an exercise strategy

Good prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy and alert your health care provider of any potential health concerns. Early detection and treatment can remedy many problems and prevent others.

Learn more about the Holy Cross Parenting Center educational offerings here. 

 

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