Why is it important to attend antenatal appointments?
- Regular antenatal appointments are important because they allow your GP or health care team to assist both mother and the baby in staying fit and healthy.
- It is important to attend your antenatal appointments even when you and the baby are doing perfectly well because it will help you to identify, reduce, and prevent the potential risk.
- These appointments also allow mothers to ask all pregnancy-related questions to their GP or midwife.
- These healthcare people also help you to design your pregnancy lifestyle, which includes suggestions like avoiding drinking, smoking, etc. These suggestions will benefit both mother and child throughout and after the pregnancy.
After the 9 months roller coaster ride of pregnancy when the child takes birth, it becomes more crucial to take care of both mother and the child in the first few hours and days post-delivery. The postnatal care begins right after the delivery of the child and lasts up to 6 to 8 weeks.