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What prenatal care should I have?

December 22, 20220

Bringing a pregnancy to term successfully requires many factors that involve both the future mother and the baby. Nutrition, prenatal care, emotional and physical well-being are essential for both to be safe. Super Mom, if you are in the sweet wait, this article is for you, so that you have these recommendations at hand and can take care of yourself and your tummy.

Doctor shows mother her baby on screen while performing ultrasound

Super Mom, each month of pregnancy has its demands, since the body is going through an enormous change to give life. Maybe you are one of those who find each month more complicated than the next, or, on the contrary, things go wonderfully for you. For either case, it is necessary to have certain measures that will allow you to preserve the well-being of both. Keep these considerations in mind that will help you during your pregnancy:

Prenatal control:

The frequency with which you visit your specialist doctor will depend on the circumstances of your pregnancy, but the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that for a normal pregnancy there should be at least 8 consultations that include:

  • Control of weight and blood pressure.
  • Blood test.
  • Urine analysis.
  • Obstetric ultrasound: this should be performed at least 3 times (1 for each trimester).
  • Fetal echocardiography.
  • Other tests that the specialist considers necessary.

San Fernando Hospital Clinic offers you laboratory and radiology services, with the latest technology equipment you need to keep track of your tummy: 2D and 3D fetal assessment where you can learn about:

  • The progress of pregnancy.
  • Fetal heart rate.
  • The development of the fetal airways.
  • Body movements.
  • The level of amniotic fluid.
  • The presence of any problem in the placenta.

San Fernando Hospital Clinic everything you need for your peace of mind and the well-being of your little one.

Super Mom, these consultations will become more frequent as the delivery date approaches, so you should not worry, on the contrary, take advantage of them to raise concerns, irregularities or doubts.


In some pregnancies, uncomfortable symptoms such as nausea or vomiting may occur, so regularly eating food becomes unimaginable. Super Mom, it is important that you maintain a good diet, this way you and your little one can obtain the necessary nutrients.

Another element that stands out during pregnancy is “cravings”, which can mostly be loaded with a lot of sugar or calories that are harmful to health. Ice cream, chocolates, fast food, fried foods and commercial foods with colorings and additives are the most common.

Before consuming any snack, think about whether it is really healthy or if eating them in small quantities is more than enough. For example, if your dream is to eat something with chocolate, you can try preparing something with dark chocolate that is much healthier.

Pregnant woman eating while reading a book

Super Mom, there are quite strange “cravings” such as eating dirt, soaps, ashes, ice or other things that are not food, if you find yourself in the presence of any of them.

We recommend that you go to your doctor and ask him about it, since as we know it is not normal and can harm both your health and that of your child.

Some foods you can eat to reduce nausea and avoid vomiting:

  • Water cookies.
  • Cereals.
  • Fruit.
  • Natural nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts).
  • Mint or ginger infusions (maximum two cups per day).
  • Pickled cucumber.
Emotional well-being:

Super Mom, emotional care is as important as physical care, although these do not receive the attention they deserve. Never minimize your emotions, much less during this stage where sensitivity is at its highest level, all those changes that your body is making, hormones, anxiety and stress can affect the stability of your pregnancy.

Always talk to your partner, family, friends and your doctor about how you feel, let them validate everything you are going through so they can help you process the moment. In addition to looking for a quiet place far from worries so that your mind can be relaxed, enjoying this special stage in your life.

Physical activities:

Super Mom, unless your doctor tells you to rest completely, adding some activities or exercises during pregnancy will never hurt, as it will help you prepare your body for childbirth. However, it is important that you consult with the specialist that routine you can make sure it does not interfere with pregnancy.

Many moms choose yoga, since it is a practice that helps relax and elongate the body, while working on breathing and the mind. Pilates can reduce back pain and strengthen the pelvic floor, swimming improves breathing and flexibility, as well as pain in the back, waist and legs. Dare to do the one you like the most! Or if you want something simpler, go on a daily walk where you can enjoy the landscape and connect with your little one.

Super Mom, taking care of your physical, emotional and mental state during pregnancy is essential, since everything that happens through you will reach your little one to affect or benefit their well-being.

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