CARE DURING PREGNANCY AND POST-DELIVERY PERIOD
Post by on Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Some healthy habits to follow during pregnancy and post-delivery period
Take folic acid supplements daily as prescribed by your doctor.
Talk to your doctor about your already existing medical condition if any, and any over-the-counter drugs you take.
Undergo routine tests and screenings, like blood test to check for anemia, HIV, and your blood group.
Do get vaccinated as recommended during pregnancy and as advised by your Gynac.
Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
Measuring your weight gain.
Monitoring the baby’s growth as well as heart rate.
Take advice about special diet and exercises.
The post-delivery period lasts six to eight weeks, starting right after the delivery of the baby. During this crucial period the mother goes through many physical and emotional changes while learning to care for her newborn and warrants proper rest, nutrition, and vaginal care.
Dr Shaqul Qamar Wani
Associate Professor SKIMS Srinagar