Why is Antenatal Care Important for all Women?

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Antenatal care provides many important advantages for pregnant women:

• She receives advice about a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy

• She is screened for important problems that can be treated better if they are detected early

• The baby’s growth is monitored

• She is supported, given advice and learns about her pregnancy as it progresses

• She is helped to prepare for labour

• She is educated about breastfeeding and caring for her baby after birth

• If she is HIV positive she receives the correct management to keep her and her baby healthy

• She is advised about family planning after her pregnancy.

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