It is always advisable to take steps of making sure you and your baby are healthy during pregnancy. Prenatal care refers to the health care you get while you are pregnant. It includes your check-ups and prenatal testing, which will help spot health problems early.
Prenatal care can help keep you and your baby healthy. Babies of mothers who do not get prenatal care are three times more likely to have a low birth weight and five times more likely to die than those born to mothers who do get care.
Gynaecologists and obstetricians can spot health problems early when they see mothers regularly. This allows doctors to treat them early. Early treatment can cure many problems and prevent others. Dr Kwebena Essel can also talk to pregnant women about things they can do to give their unborn babies a healthy start to life.
By identifying problems as early as possible, you give your baby the best chance for treatment before birth and proper care after giving birth. You also give yourself time to make decisions about care, to prepare for procedures, to deal with the emotional impact of a diagnosis or to find ways to accommodate any health challenges, with the help of Dr Kwebena Essel.