Antenatal means period from time of conception till the delivery.

Regular ANC Visit should be done. According to the WHO – at least 4 visit is recommended.
  • 16 weeks
  • 24-28 weeks
  • 32 weeks
  • 36 weeks
USG In Pregnant Lady
The doctor do the check up of the lady. USG is the one of the regular investigation done during the visit. Other investigations are done according to the need. Then advice is given to the lady for her pregnancy.

1. Diet:- 
  • The diet should be adequate during pregnancy for maintenance of maternal health, need of fetal growth and for successful lactation. 
  • The calorie intake should be 300 over the non pregnant state.
  • The diet should be light, nutritious, easily digestible and rich in protein, minerals and vitamins. 
  • The diet should contain 1L of milk (calcium), fruits and vegetables.
  • Eggs, beans, walnut, curd, dark green leafy vegetables, fish, red meat.
  • Drink enough water.
Dietary Advice
2. Drugs:-
  • Supplementary Iron – 60mg elementary iron orally 
  • Calcium 
  • Folic Acid – 0.4mg. preferred 3 months before pregnancy

3. Rest and Sleep:- 
  • She should continue her usual activity during pregnancy. However strenuous exercise should be avoided in first 3 months and last 1 month.
  • She should have at least 10 hours of sleep in 24 hrs.

4. Bowel:- 
  • She may feel constipated so she should have plenty of water, vegetables and milk.

5. Bathing :-
  • Daily

6. Clothing and Shoes:- 
  • Loose clothing with comfortable garments. High heel should be avoided.

7. Dental Care:- 
  • Chance of caries is there so filling the caries is important.

8. Care of Breast:- 
  • Cleaning

9. Coitus:- 
  • Avoided during 1st 3 months and last 6 weeks. 
  • If risk of abortion is there then it should be avoided during her whole pregnancy.

10. Travel:- 
  • Travel by vehicle having jerk should be avoided during 1st 3 months and last 6 weeks.
  • Long journey should be avoided.
  • Air travel is contraindicated.

11. Smoking and Alcohol:- 
  • These are injurious to health. 
  • These may cause small baby and increases the chance of abortion.

12. Immunization :– 
  • Tetanus