A period from conception to birth is known as Pregnancy. When egg is fertilized by a sperm it implanted in the lining of the uterus, then it develops into the placenta and embryo, and later into a fetus. Duration of Pregnancy usually lasts 40 weeks, beginning from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period.
Each ever mother has to take care of herself and her growing child few major steps are
Parental diagnosis and Physical examinations generally consist of:
- Medical history of pregnant mothers
- Blood pressure of pregnant mothers
- Height and weight
- Pelvic exam
- Doppler fetal heart rate monitoring
- Blood and urine tests of mother
- Discussion with caregiver
As per government of India norms: Every pregnant woman makes at least four visits for antenatal care,
Below are the schedules for antenatal visits:
1st visit: Within 12 weeks or preferably as soon as pregnancy is suspected.
2nd visit: Between 14 and 26 weeks
3rd visit: Between 28 and 34 weeks
4th visit: Between 36 weeks and term.
Below mention is the few check-up should be taken care during pregnancy
- Antenatal care and classes
- Routine antenatal tests
- Ultrasound scan
- Screening for Down syndrome
- Neural tube defect
- Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
- Pregnant with twins
Proper diet is very important during Recurrent Pregnancy Loss. A balance diet is an important if you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Eating balance diet during pregnancy will help your baby to develop and grow.
It is not mandatory to eat special diet, but it’s important to eat a variety of different foods every day to get the proper balance of nutrients that you and your baby. During pregnancy mother finds hungrier than usual, but you don’t need to “eat for two” – even if you are expecting twins or triplets.
Having a healthy breakfast every day help you to avoid snacking on foods that are high in fat and sugar.
Eating healthily often means just changing the amounts of different foods you eat so that your diet is varied, rather than cutting out all your favorites.
You will need to be careful with your diet if you develop gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy Treatment so, it better to take a doctor advice. Pregnant mother have to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, starchy food and protein rich food.
As per the report from Asia news every year some 77,000 women die from pregnancy-related health problems in India
New Delhi– In 2003 the maternal mortality rate stood at 300 per 100,000 births, the Home Affairs Ministry reported on Saturday. Such a high rate, including localized increases, indicates that the government has failed to meet the millennium target of 200 per 100,000 births it set for itself in 2000. At the same time, violence against pregnant women, especially domestic violence, continues to harm and kill children.
The state of Uttar Pradesh leads this grim list with 517 deaths per 100,000 births, followed by Assam (490), Rajasthan (445), Madhya Pradesh (379), Bihar (371) and Karnataka (228). By contrast, in Kerala there are “only” 110 maternal deaths per 100,000 births.
In many states the situation has actually worsened. In Andhra Pradesh for instance the rate has gone from 150 in 1999 to 195 in 2003. In Assam and Karnataka the rate rose from 409 and 195 respectively. Things also got worse in states that had below national average rates like Tamil Nadu (134), Maharashtra (149) and Gujarat (172).
One third of all women who die are between 20 and 24 years of age. Hemorrhaging accounts for 38 per cent of all deaths, followed by infections (11 per cent) and abortion (8 per cent).
Health and Family Welfare Ministry sources said that the government has launched a National Rural Health Mission with special emphasis on improving the health status of rural women. Its goal is to lower the maternal mortality rate to fewer than 100 per 100,000 within.