Women's Health

 Health Care During Pregnancy in Primary Care Centers


It is the care a pregnant woman gets from health care providers during pregnancy; To ensure her health and the health of the child. Follow-up should begin in primary care centers as soon as possible as soon as pregnancy is known. This can be done by booking an appointment and going to the nearest center to start follow-up and determine the path, where the following is done:
  • Check the health of mother and child.
  • Carrying out specific examinations and tests to ensure the health of the mother and fetus.
  • Providing the mother with useful information for a healthy pregnancy, including advice on healthy eating and physical activity.
  • Discussing choices for care during pregnancy, labor and delivery.
  • Answering the mother's questions and concerns.
Pregnancy follow-up visits:
They are eight basic, timed visits during pregnancy, six of which take place in primary health care centers to follow up the pregnant woman who is eligible for the basic component of the maternity care program (she does not have a risk factor), and the last two visits are in the hospital after the transfer of the pregnant woman in the 36th week of pregnancy, and there are additional visits according to her needs and according to what the attending physician sees:
​Type of visit
​Date of visit
The first
Before the completion of 12 weeks of pregnancy.
​The second
In the 18th week (18)
​The third
In the 24th week (24)
​The fourth
In the 28th week (28)
The fifth
In the 32nd week (32)
​The sixth
In the 36th week (36)
​The seventh & eighth
​​In the 38th & 40th week (38 & 40)

Ultrasound during pregnancy:
  • The first examination: It takes place between the 11th and 14th week of pregnancy to ensure the duration of pregnancy and the absence of congenital and chromosomal abnormalities. The examination can also be performed before this date in the event of bleeding. To ensure that the pregnancy is in the womb and that the fetus has a pulse.
  • - The second examination: it is between the 18th and 22nd week of pregnancy; To ensure the normal growth of the fetus and the absence of congenital abnormalities.
  • - The third examination: It is between the 30th and 34th week of pregnancy, for various medical reasons, including determining the location of the placenta or when necessary.

Last Update : 07 June 2023 02:21 PM
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