Definition of Prenatal care

Prenatal care: Health care that a pregnant woman receives from an obstetrician or a midwife. Services needed include dietary and lifestyle advice, weighing to ensure proper weight gain, and examination for problems of pregnancy such as edema and preeclampsia.

Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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