Prenatal care is the care of you, the mother, and your unborn child during pregnancy. Having a healthy pregnancy is one of the best ways to promote a healthy birth, and your regular prenatal check-ups with your gynaecologist are your chance to learn how to manage your pregnancy, have tests that might be necessary, learn about warning signs and ask questions – especially if you are a first-time mom.
Did you know…?
- It is best to consult with Dr Schneider before conceiving—at the pre-pregnancy health or preconception planning stage.
- A preconception care visit can help you take steps for a safe, healthy pregnancy before you fall pregnant. During such a visit, you will be advised on developing a plan for your reproductive life.
- During a preconception visit you will learn whether or not your specific family history (as well as your partner’s history) necessitates any special recommendations. You will receive advice on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, weight management, dietary advice and the importance of necessary supplements.
- By seeking help for depression and/or anxiety, controlling medical problems like diabetes, epilepsy, thyroid disease or hypertension, as well as ensuring your immunisations are up to date; you will be increasing your chances of planning a healthy pregnancy when you are ready.