Antenatal Care (ANC): Because, a little extra care can go a long way!
Whether you are in good health or are coping with a rough pregnancy, staying fit and healthy is essential. This is where Antenatal Care (ANC) steps in
Antenatal care or ANC is your first contact with the health care system when you are expecting. ANC is a healthcare service which is beyond maternity care. It includes diagnosing and managing any pregnancy-related complications and classes that will help you and your partner experience a happy, healthy pregnancy. The World Health Organization has recommended a minimum of 8 ANC visits when you are expecting.
A high quality prenatal or Antenatal Care (ANC) not just helps you treat chronic conditions and non-communicable diseases when you are pregnant, but the classes involved in it can educate you and your better half on birth, breastfeeding, delivery, and parenting etc.
From minimizing the risk of mother-to-child disease transmission (HIV) to encouraging the use of a skilled birth attendant, ANC is womb-like care that caters to all your needs.
The Antenatal Care you go through depends on:
From the first appointment to the last session, there will be a series of tests, treatments, scans, check-ups, and discussions related to your health and your baby’s health.
The discussions in ANC involves morning sickness (how to deal with it?), the medication you are taking and its effect on health (if any), the importance of a healthy lifestyle for you and your partner, and an intense discussion of your medical history and your previous pregnancies to avoid any complications. The healthcare provider also keeps a track on your pregnancy trimester and educates you on your due date and if in case of a tough pregnancy they educate you and your partner on the signs of a healthy pregnancy and any complications related to it.
During the discussions, they provide you with a healthy diet plan and birth plan along with tests such as blood and urine tests, genetic screening, Pap test, ultrasounds, and others depending on your need. They keep a tab on your weight, pressure and the size of the growing tummy to predict the growth and development of your baby.
The appointment also includes monitoring your baby’s heart rate to check how he/she is doing and counselling sessions to support you emotionally if you are depressed or anxious because of the constant fluctuating hormones. ANC suggests you take the antenatal classes for a better pregnancy experience.
Antenatal classes are a continuum of care for you and your little one. Given below are a few things that antenatal classes can enlighten you with:
At Motherhood Hospital, we have formulated the most comprehensive antenatal care package as per your requirements. It helps you and your partner focus on your pregnancy and prepares you for labour and birth.
Since each trimester comes with specific hormonal and physiological changes, our packages are designed to cater to the needs of each trimester. They are:
We understand that your little one is important. That is why we provide services that are as warm as a mother’s womb and as professional as it can be. The prenatal classes and the counselling sessions involved in Antenatal Care is assisted and designed by experts, highly accomplished clinicians, and nurses so that you experience the best pregnancy journey.
During these sessions our experts are ever ready and more than happy to guide you assist you and answer queries on everything that concerns your health and the health of your baby. Motherhood delivers the best in women, new-born and children’s healthcare.
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