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What are the risks of not getting prenatal care?

On Behalf of | Dec 20, 2018 | Birth Injuries |

During pregnancy, the health of both mother and baby is important. You should seek prenatal care from your New York doctor to ensure a healthy pregnancy and prevent issues during birth. As an expectant mother, you need to understand the importance of getting care during your pregnancy. It can help to prevent birth injuries and other issues that could endanger you and your baby.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, prenatal care helps the doctor catch problems early. This allows them to fix anything or at least prepare for possible issues after birth. It also reduces the chances of your baby having a low birth weight.

At each visit, the doctor assesses your health and the baby’s health. You get tests to check for certain conditions that require treatment. You can even get images of your baby, which let you know the gender and allows the doctor to check the baby’s health better.

Prenatal care also helps you to plan for the birth. You get a good idea of when you may deliver. It also enables you to be healthy throughout the pregnancy by teaching you how to eat and exercise. You can learn a lot throughout the process as your pregnancy progresses.

If something is wrong with you or your baby, proper prenatal care could save your lives. Knowing about issues before the birth lets the doctor prepare better. Catching health issues allows the doctor to treat you properly. This information is for education and is not legal advice.