Our antenatal care is classified into low risk and high-risk antenatal care. And it is individualised into first time expectant mothers and repeat expectant mothers. The major goal of prenatal care is to help ensure the birth of a healthy baby while minimizing risk to the mother.
There are several components involved in achieving this objective:
- Early, accurate estimation of gestational age
- Identification of pregnancies at increased risk for maternal or fetal morbidity and mortality
- Ongoing evaluation of maternal and fetal health status
- Anticipation of problems with intervention, if possible, to prevent or minimize morbidity
- Health promotion, education, support, and shared decision-making