Why Antenatal Care is Essential.

A medical practitioner, Doctor Maxwell of The Federal Medical Hospital (FMC) Bida Niger State, says that good antenatal care includes regular screening which can detect and prevent early complications such as hypertension and pregnancy diabetes; both of which can dramatically affect the foetus. Early detection means regular monitoring and treatment. The Federal Medical Center (FMC) provides screening services that measure heart rate and monitor the baby,the clinic includes an obstetrician and midwife, who both assist with mum and foetus wellbeing.
He furthermore,says that there are certain foods that should be avoided during pregnancy. Foods such as raw fish, undercooked eggs, and unpasteurised/soft cheese, which contain enzymes and proteins that are dangerous to a developing foetus. That during pregnancy immune system is also working to for two, making it more susceptible to bacterial attacks.
Lastly, he added that prenatal vitamins play a big part in the health of your child. Even with a healthy diet, you will need supplements due to the additional hard work your body is doing. Additional key nutrients are typically found in folic acid and pregnancy multivitamins, both of which help support neural tube defects, baby’s development, and the prevention of anaemia.

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