This video explains what is Antenatal care, advantages of giving antenatal care. Further it details what advice regarding contraception should be given to the expected mother, what is the right time to start antenatal care when a pregnant lady first visits the doctor and how it should be monitored and minimum visits required for it, what does the patient expects out of these units , what all routine examinations needs to be done, why prenatal screening, thyroid screening, and thalassaemia screening. Importance of follow up, why tetanus injection is compulsory, what advices should be given to the lady who is planning contraception. It also explains what are the conditions during pregnancy which should not be ignored, what are normal and high levels of BP in pregnancy, what all information regarding antenatal care should be known to GPs and other person who are taking care of the patient. In the later part we get to know the government guidelines and policies to help the pregnant ladies and their baby.
Consultant (Obstetrician and Gynecologist), Medical Superintendent at Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital
Dr. Puneeta Mahajan Consultant (Obstetrician and Gynecologist); Medical Superintendent; Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Hospital; Regional Director Health Services (North); For the last 30 years, she has worked passionately with great commitment and aim to further better the maternal health in a wide spectrum of job responsibilities. The recipient of the State Award (2009-10) for meritorious services in the field of health care in Delhi, she has been providing key technical and managerial support in organizing various maternal public health programs and health related activities. She was the Chairperson/Member of the District Advisory Committee for PCPNDT, MTP and Quality Assurance for Sterilization services. She is also a guide and co-guide for BNB (OBG) post-graduate students at SGMH and Dr. BSAH. Prior to joining the hospital, she was MS Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital (SGMH) for more than three years. In the capacity of HOD (OBG) at SGMH for almost 25 years, she played a key role in planning, designing and the development of the 150 bedded maternal and pediatric block. She is actively involved in planning and organizing capacity building workshops/CME training for specialists, medical officers, residents and nurses. She is a National Trainer for alternative methodology of CUT and PPIUCD insertion. She was also a part of an expert group of five people for developing a Comprehensive Abortion Care Manual for the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.