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How To Guide For: A Look At The Importance of Prenatal Care & The Pospartum Period & Postnat

Prenatal Care is health care that a pregnant woman receives from an obstetrician or a midwife. Services needed include dietary and lifestyle advice, weighing to ensure proper weight gain, and examination for problems of pregnancy such as Edema

and Pre-eclampsia. With prenatal care, women receive medical information about the biological changes their body will go through, prenatal nutrition, prenatal vitamins and information about maternal physiological changes during pregnancy. Prenatal care helps decrease risks during pregnancy and increases the chance of a safe and healthy delivery. The Postpartum Period/Postnatal Period is the phase right after a woman gives birth and her body goes through huge changes. The postnatal care period lasts approximately six to eight weeks after delivery. During this period a mother goes through emotional and physical changes while trying to take care of her newborn. Postnatal care for mothers means getting the proper nutrition, rest and the right vaginal care. To learn more about the importance of Prenatal Care, the Postpartum Period and Postnatal Care click on the pictures below to read the articles.

Prenatal care fact sheet - Read More at Womenshealth.gov
What is prenatal care and why is it important? - Read More from National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Postpartum Care - Read More from Health Line
Postnatal Care of the Mother and Newborn - Read More from National Center for Biotechnology Information
Post-Partum Care - Read More from Women Partners

Postnatal Care for Mothers and Newborns - Read More from World Health Organization
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