Objectives of antenatal care

Antenatal care refers to care of pregnant woman. The main objectives of antenatal care are:

  1. Maintenance of health of mother during pregnancy
  2. Identification of high risk cases and appropriate management
  3. Prevent development of complications
  4. Decrease maternal and infant mortality and morbidity
  5. Remove the stress and worries of the mother regarding the delivery process
  6. Teach the mother about child care, nutrition, sanitation and hygiene
  7. Advice about family planning
  8. Care of under fives accompanying pregnant mothers
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