Pregnancy care consists of prenatal (before birth) and postpartum (after birth) healthcare for expectant mothers. It includes treatments and training to ensure a healthy pre-pregnancy, pregnancy, and labor and delivery for mom and baby.
Prenatal care helps decrease risks during pregnancy and increases the chance of a safe and healthy delivery. Regular prenatal visits can help your doctor monitor your pregnancy and identify any problems or complications before they become serious.
Once you become pregnant, you’ll need to schedule regular healthcare appointments throughout each stage of your pregnancy.
The postpartum period lasts six to eight weeks, beginning right after the baby is born. During this period, the mother goes through many physical and emotional changes while learning to care for her newborn. Postpartum care involves getting proper rest, nutrition, and vaginal care.