antenatal care

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The monitoring methods and procedures for pregnant women that are routine in societies with good-quality health care services and systems. These include assessing the mother's health and obstetric fitness (adequacy of the pelvis for vaginal delivery, absence of anatomical and pathological abnormalities); routine regular surveillance throughout pregnancy to detect departures from normal blood pressure, hemoglobin level, renal function, etc., and monitoring the health and development of the fetus.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology.

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