Pregnant women are encouraged to schedule prenatal visits to improve fetal and maternal health, especially during the first trimester. But what exactly is prenatal care, and do you need it? Are there any benefits of working with a specialist before, during, and after birth? This post reviews prenatal care as a pregnancy service provided by Dr. Kathleen Johnson of DeKalb Women’s Specialists.
What Is Prenatal Care?
Prenatal care is the care you receive during the nine-month gestation period for the benefit of both mother and child. While services may differ from mother to mother, it typically includes:
- Pregnancy ailments treatment
- Regular checkups
- Professional nutritional advice
- Support and counseling during labor
- Professional insight and support on pregnancy complications
Benefits of Prenatal Care
Every mother is different, which means pregnancy needs will vary from case to case. Regardless of your situation, the following are the benefits you may glean from specialized … Read More...