Pregnancy Prenatal Checks
Prenatal care refers to the health care you receive before you deliver. Prenatal care visits to a doctor normally begin sometime during the first 10 to 12 weeks of a woman's pregnancy. Prenatal care is effective when it is a combination of regular visits to your doctor and appropriate self-care during your pregnancy.
Facts about prenatal care:
- Women who receive good prenatal care will have healthier babies.
- Women who receive good prenatal care are less likely to have pregnancy complications.
- Even if you do have a complication, good prenatal care increases the doctor's ability to detect the condition early.
- Finding and treating problems early is the best way to increase your chances of having a healthy baby.
Additional evaluations include:
- Routine prenatal checkups
- Prenatal risk evaluation
- Downs syndrome screening
- Monitoring for decreased fetal movement
Continue to Pregnancy Prenatal Risk
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