Antenatal and postnatal care

Antenatal and postnatal care

Antenatal and postnatal care

Any pregnancy, once it occurs, requires proper and regular consultations and control with specialised doctors.

Teenage pregnancy usually requires more attention. A pregnancy regularly and correctly supervised by a qualified medical specialist has the best chance of ending with the birth of a healthy baby by a healthy mother.

According to the national insurance program, pregnant women must register with the family doctor before reaching 12 weeks of pregnancy (gestational age) to get the benefit of antenatal care for free.

Most pregnancies go well and do not require much medical care until the woman goes into labour, nevertheless  women during pregnancy should benefit from medical consultation and advice.  Around 1 in 4 women could have complications that require medical care. Prenatal care aims to help women to have the healthiest pregnancy and baby possible by detecting problems early and preventing them from becoming severe.

Antenatal visits with the specialist doctor

The lifestyle of pregnant women, nutrition and the need for supplements.

The lifestyle of pregnant women. The regime of rest and physical activity.

The lifestyle of pregnant women. Use of alcohol, smoking, drugs

Interventions for common physiological symptoms in pregnancy

What are the signs when you need to call the doctor urgently?

Preparation of the birth plan

What to prepare for the hospitalisation

Maternal hygiene after birth

Breast care

Hygiene of the baby after birth

How to take care of the umbilical cord

Urgent states of young mothers when they need to see a doctor

Symptoms of postpartum depression

What is postnatal contraception?

Contraceptive methods that can be used after birth