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Why antenatal care? – VnExpress


Prenatal care is what needs to be done before becoming pregnant and during pregnancy, with many tests and screenings, to help babies be born healthy.

According to specialist doctor Nguyen Ba My Nhi – Director of the Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tam Anh General Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, prenatal care includes two groups of topics, that is, care before pregnancy and after pregnancy. pregnant.

Before getting pregnant, you need to have some work to arrange such as planning when to get pregnant, how many years to expect to have enough children; general health examination to see if diseases are related to chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes… If there are these diseases, they need to be adjusted.

You need to be concerned as in your family whether your parents have diseases with genetic factors or not and some diseases can affect pregnancy very badly… Some other factors like you have bad habits such as drinking, smoking, gaining too much weight that needs to be adjusted… You should get vaccinated before you get pregnant in diseases such as measles, mumps, bubella, flu; Recently added diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis… This is the first step that you need to take care of before giving birth.

If you are pregnant, you will have to have prenatal diagnostic steps such as: what to do in the first 3 months of pregnancy; good or problematic pregnancy; what worries you and what tests to do… Prenatal care is care before becoming pregnant and during pregnancy with lots of tests, prenatal screening. This contributes to better seed quality.

Thu Ky

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