Postnatal Care and Prenatal Care

Prenatal care is otherwise called as antenatal care and it is a type of preventive healthcare. It is an important part during pregnancy to stay healthy, it includes the regular check-ups help to that help the doctor to treat and prevent the health problem, decreases the complication during pregnancy and increases the chance of healthy delivery. Postnatal or postpartum care usually starts after the birth of the baby and it last about 6-8 weeks. This period is divided into three phases: initial phase 6-12 hours after the birth, the subacute postpartum period lasts up to 2-6 weeks, delayed postpartum period lasts up to 6 months. During this period the mother should have to take proper nutritionadequate rest, a procedure to handle the baby and other self-care.

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